There are differences in 'bug checking strategies' for different countries due to differences in bugs, pesticides, harvesting and packaging techniques (etc.). In Israel, I have recently encountered ...
May a person order food from a vegan restaurant? — assuming you aren't ordering cooked food, to avoid the problem of bishul akum. If your ordering let's say a salad, what could be the problem? ...
I use both frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables in my smoothies, and mostly organic. Does the type of fruit or vegetable matter? For example, produce that generally has more insects, such as ...
If I buy (for example) frozen broccoli in the store with a hechsher, is it required to check for bugs? Does the hechsher signify that the vegetables have already been checked for bugs and are free of ...
Does one need a hechsher on commercially available bagged lettuce? Or is the standard washing process used by the producers sufficient to remove all insects of halachic significance? Anecdotally, ...
Funny thing happened to me tonight. I was buying some falafel and noticed that they did not have any "purple cabbage" (a.k.a. red cabbage) as a side dish option. I asked if they had any in back, and ...
Many (perhaps all?) fruits and vegetables grown these days contain various "other stuff" such as pesticides and protective coatings. I suppose that fruits whose peels are removed do not pose a ...