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The following kashrus alert is from the Central Rabbinical Congress on April 26, 2007.

The Central Rabbinical Congress has suggested the following regarding coated fruits and vegetables:

  1. Coated apples and pears- it is better to peel them before eating
  2. Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes- it is better to peel them before eating
  3. Peaches, plums, nectarines- do not need to peel
  4. Grapes, strawberries and cherries are not coated
  5. Fruit used in industrially processed is not coated
  6. Tomatoes, Peppers - do not need to peel
  7. Cucumbers, squash- it is advisable (a good idea) to peel
  8. Industrially produced tomatoes and pickles are not coated

Information on the kashrus issues of fruit and vegetable coatings can be found at Coatings for Fresh Produce by Rabbi Gavriel Price, OU.

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