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Israeli produce alert

December 21, 2017 from Kosherquest:

Trader Joes is selling red, yellow and orange peppers from Mexico,, Canada and Eretz Yisroel all mixed together. They seem to have color codes designated for each of these countries. Please be very cautious when purchasing these peppers and ask the management for clarity if necessary. Numerous other stores are beginning to carry bell peppers from Eretz Yisroel recently. Check the origin of the peppers before you purchase.

November 22, 2017 from the COR Detroit:

BELL PEPPERS FROM ISRAEL (red, yellow and orange) are now being sold at local stores (Meijer, Kroger, Target, Walmart, etc.) and require taking of Terumos and Maaseros. This involves Sunset brand, Field & Farm, and other brands of colored peppers. [Some other brands seen in past years were Gilad, Arava, and Mor.] Consumers should carefully check the fine print on the package, or the sticker on individual peppers sold loose, for the country of origin. Often the same brand has some peppers from Israel and some from other locations, so each individual 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.

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