Please note the following regarding all Star-K insect checking instructions: When applicable, guidelines apply to produce grown and purchased in the United States. Checking procedures in other countries may be different.
Individual Check - Low Volume (less than a case)
We recommend breaking floreted vegetables into smaller florets and agitating in water prior to checking, preferably with mild soap or special veggie wash (such as Tsunami 100).
Note: When using soap, use only a food grade cleanser that meets all federal, state, and local regulations. The water should have enough soap to make it feel slippery. Wash thoroughly with clean water before checking to remove any soap residue.
Note: It may be helpful to place the white bowl on a light source, such as a light box, to make it easier to detect any insects and distinguish them from bits of debris or detached florets.
Chazaka Check - High Volume
Defrost enough for a chazaka check (for low volume purchasers this can be a handful from each bag. Bags must be checked individually). Check that amount. If no insects are found, the rest of the bag or shipment from that brand is fine.
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