Manhattan grocery store goofs by advertising hams as Hanukkah food
NEW YORK - Here's a food ad that REALLY wasn't kosher.
A grocery store in Manhattan is apologizing after touting its hams as "Delicious for Chanukah."
Chanukah - an alternate spelling for Hanukkah - is the eight-day Jewish holiday that began Tuesday evening.
Hams - as well as pork and other products from pigs - can't be eaten under Jewish dietary laws.
A woman who saw the mistake over the weekend at the Balducci's store on 14th Street took pictures of the signs and posted them on her blog.
Jennifer Barton, director of marketing, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the signs were changed as soon as the food faux pas was noted.
She issued an apology on the company website, saying Balducci's would be reviewing its employee training.