The OU Kosher Guide to Checking Produce and More – Fifth Edition

This comprehensive work discusses the important Kosher issue of insect infestation in the foods we eat and how to properly prepare those foods. The Orthodox Union is proud to present the fifth edition of this publication to the kosher consuming community, as part of its ongoing project to promote public awareness in the area of insect infestation in fruits, vegetables, and berries.

This latest edition also includes a new section, Halachic Positions of Rabbi Yisroel Belsky zt’l. Rabbi Belsky was an internationally respected halachic authority, who served as a halachic consultant to OU Kosher for over 30 years.

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Halachic Positions of Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt’l  

Also: see A Summary of OU Insect Checking Policies

Download a PDF chart outlining the essential rules of vegetable inspection

Click here for a list of produce that doesn’t require checking

Watch hands-on videos on how to inspect different fruits and vegetables

Kosher Gardens has been producing high quality kosher certified vegetables for many years. All products are greenhouse grown, which greatly minimizes the risk for bacteria and other safety concerns. A team of experts ensures Kosher Gardens products conform to the highest quality, as well as FDA, HAACP, GMP, and OU guidelines. Although Kosher Garden is not certified organic, they use fewer pesticides than their traditionally grown counterparts. Read More

Bodek Kosher Produce: First in the Kosher Vegetable Revolution
So Your’re Looking For An Easy Salad? No problem. Rip open a bag of lettuce, add dressing, and voilà – you’ve got your salad. Want something more exotic? Try the freezer section – broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, frozen strawberries – all strictly kosher and ready to use. No big deal, you think. Couldn’t be easier. Read More