Latest Chief Rabbinate Update on of Insect-Free Greens

2 Nissan 5771
April 6, 2011

chief-rabbinate-of-israel1Following is a translation of the latest update from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel pertaining to the various companies selling insect-free leafy greens. The results pertain to the level of insect infestation and the level of pesticides found on products.

The inspection covers over 25 different companies selling insect-free greens.
It is important to realize that the test results refer primarily to lettuce and celery. The report is not valid regarding frozen or washed vegetables.

Regarding the following companies, it is preferable to wash in a soapy water solution and follow instructions on the package. 
1. Yarok min HaTeva
2. Birkat Katif
3. Katif BaGolan
4. Alei HaBesor
5. Glatt Alim
6. Chasalat Alei Katif
7. Alei Bodek
8. Y. Yevulei Katif
9. Katif Alim L’mehadrin
10. Alim Yerukim L’mehadrin (Yemini)
11. Meshek Mann
12. YKM (Yerek Katif Mehadrin)
13. Yarok B’Kfar L’mehadrin
14. Katif Haaretz L’mehadrin

Regarding the following companies, one must soak them in soapy water prior to use.
1. Birkat David
2. Alei HaSharon
3. Yevulei HaKfar
4. Katif L’mehadrin

Regarding the following companies, one must soak products in soapy water prior to use and inspect each leaf against the sunlight.

1. Marina
2. Al Palgei Mayim
3. Meitav HaYerek

Regarding the following, the Chief Rabbinate has removed their kosher certification.
1. Alim Yerukim
2. Yevulei Minchat Shai
3. Tnuvat HaAretz
4. Yevulei HaNegev
5. Alei Mehudar/ Ala Ala



  • Yair Fischman
    April 7, 2011 - 11:24 | Permalink

    Thanks for the alert.
    What is the prevelance of bugs found in the leaves of the top category?

  • Yair Fischman
    April 7, 2011 - 11:26 | Permalink

    Is there a full detailed copy of the CHeif Rabbinates finding available for the public If so Where

    YECHIEL: See the link in this article to the article published by JKN earlier in the week, which contained the original Chief Rabbinate report and a translation to English

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