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OU: Beware of Booklice in Quinoa

Your serving of quinoa may have booklice insects in them, the OU kosher certification warned and suggests a method to making sure they are properly removed. Full Story

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What?
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What?

What is a thirty mesh sifter?????????????

D Thomas
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D Thomas

It’s A Very Fine mesh Wire Strainer..

Would like to know
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Would like to know

If the quinoa is O U certified do you still have to check it?

Best Advice
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Best Advice

Don’t use it…

Mrs. C.
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Mrs. C.

I was made to understand this applies to white quinoa only, not to red and black. Does the OU comment on this?

What brand ??
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What brand ??

Give us names!!

Any more specifics?
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Any more specifics?

More info needed

Checking is best - not so hard.
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Checking is best - not so hard.

1) Strainer just needs to be fine enough the uncooked quinoa doesn’t fall through. 2) A clean white plate is good for checking other grains also. 3) Besides shaking dry quinoa over plate, I look in bottom of box or bag that I just emptied, plus I leave a handful of grain from the bottom of container, sitting quietly on the plate a minute or two, in case bugs are hiding inside the grain. Usually I check it all the regular way, sliding it over the white plate- because I am also watching for stuff I am sensitive to things… Read more »

Which brands
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Which brands

Which brands has it been found in?

Golda
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Golda

Very disturbed about products with OU that the OU says needs to checked. The reason Companies Pay, And Consumers Pay, is to ensure the Product is Kosher, we rely on a Yid to tell us he or they checked to make sure. If a Hashgacha symbol does not Denote that it is Kosher, then we should not have these symbols on products. We will have to just go back to eating foods we can check ourselves.

What a hechsher is, and what it is NOT.
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What a hechsher is, and what it is NOT.

No hechshers protect you from bugs! The supervision protects us from non-kosher ingredients & cross contamination of milk and meat. On bread we can be assured that challah has been taken. In Israel, we are assured that the laws of orla, shmitta, and maisser are followed correctly. But bug checking is THE CONSUMER’S RESPONSIBILITY. The exception to that would be in the case that it clearly states that it is a bug free product (Bodek)

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