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OU Kosher Alert – Unger’s Pearled Barley

August 15, 2016 from the OU:
Unger’s Pearled Barley (Quality Frozen Foods) limited to lot #26917 and #62318, has been found to be infested and should not be used without checking the product thoroughly. Measures are being taken to prevent the rampant infestation of the barley.

Ed. note: This infestation has been seen in the New York area

Barley Checking method (from the Star-K:

  1. Place all the barley you wish to use in a white bowl.
  2. Fill the bowl with water, a few inches over the top of the barley.
  3. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes.
  4. If there are insects present, they will float to the top.

From the COR Detroit:
Packaged barley in general may be subject to infestation during the summer months, as the packages may be stored in warehouses with excessive temperatures and eggs may hatch within the package. It is therefore recommended to check all barley, even other brands and other codes.

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