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Star-K 7th Annual Kashrus Training Program
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Published Summer 2010

Earlier this year, a couple of items in the secular media caught my attention.  I was particularly interested in them because they brought to mind how those who are not kosher observant view Kosher.

Published Summer 2010

Toloyim – the name strikes fear in the hearts of the G-d fearing balabusta.  It seems that toloyim abound in the supermarket produce section in romaine lettuce, broccoli florets, fresh dill, cilantro, strawberries, and raspberries; the list is seemingly endless.  From nuts to flour and from pasta to raisins, kinim in Mitzrayim seems to pale in comparison to what the kosher consumers are confronting today.  The presence of insects in leafy greens, fruits, grains, and flour is nothing new.  In fact, there is a complete section in Shulchan Aruch dedicated exclusively to the halachos of parasites found in produce and other food items a/k/a Hilchos Toloyim.1