Please consult the OU's guidelines for checking fruits and vegetables.

Tomato Pepper Pasta Sauce
Tomato Pepper Pasta Sauce Dairy
Serves 12 to 14.

Fresh Green Onions (also called scallions) require insect infestation inspection. Please see “Special Instructions below:


4 cups chopped red bell peppers
5 cups thinly sliced green onions
3 tablespoon minced garlic
1/3 cup olive oil
8 qts. Fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 2/3 cups grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup black pepper
2 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 lbs. cooked penne pasta


Saute peppers, onions and garlic in oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until vegetables are tender-crisp. Stir in tomatoes; cook over high heat until sauce thickens, 10-15 minutes. Stir in the parmesan, black pepper and cayenne. Mix to combine. Cook for an additional 5 minutes and serve over cooked pasta.

Scallions or Green Onions and Insect Infestation:

Light green or brown thrips may occasionally be found between the green branches of scallions/green onions where they protrude from the bulb. Less frequently, they can be found crawling on the outside or inside of the long green shoots.

1. A vertical cut should be made from the top of the scallion’s green shoot to the bottom of the bulb. Examine three scallions from each bunch, paying careful attention to the area between the branches that protrude from the bulb.
2. If no insects are found, wash thoroughly under a heavy stream of water or power hose and use.
3. If insects are found in a scallion, the entire bunch must be checked. The affected scallion must be discarded