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Israeli produce alert

December 2, 2016 from the COR Detroit:
BELL PEPPERS FROM ISRAEL (red, yellow and orange) are now being sold at local stores (Meijer, Kroger, etc.) and require taking of Terumos and Maaseros. They include Sunset brand, Gilad, Arava, Field & Farm, Mor and other brands of colored peppers. Consumers should carefully check the fine print on the package, or the sticker on individual peppers sold loose, for the country of origin. The same brand may have some peppers from Israel and some from other locations, so each package or pepper should be checked.
One should always be careful when buying produce to check the sticker, bag label or original case for the country of origin. Some additional examples of Israeli produce commonly found in the U.S. include tomatoes, carrots, citrus fruit (oranges, grapefruit, mandarins, clementines and pomelos), persimmons ("Sharon Fruit"), mangos, dates, dill and parsley.
One Stop Kosher Food Market’s produce department is monitored by the COR, and produce sold there does not have this issue.

November 30, 2016 - from KVH Kosher Twitter Feed:

Greater Boston Kosher consumers please note that Produce from Eretz Yisroel has once again been spotted in local Grocery Stores. Israeli Produce generally needs to be Tithed before being used. Ask your LOR for details, or if you already used without Tithing.

Information on tithing can be found here

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