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Re: Do you check your lettuce; which method do you use?
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2014, 07:16:17 PM »
Um, so apparently it's very good you brought this up!

I asked again just to double check and was told that recently the company (Live Gourmet) changed its process. They now first plant the lettuce outside and then take the seedlings into the greenhouse. So the lettuce needs to be completely checked. :(

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Re: Do you check your lettuce; which method do you use?
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2014, 10:19:25 PM »
I separate each leaf.  Hold up to the light and look at each area. Eat.
If the leaves are dirty, wash under running water before checking.

Big hint: Use Andy Boy brand.  and not the ones sold cheaper in larger bags in Costco.  The leaves are usually very clean and often even the outer leaves don't require washing.

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Re: Do you check your lettuce; which method do you use?
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2014, 11:53:28 PM »
There's no hechsher but the psak I got was to just rinse. I usually give the outer leaves a cursory check too but nothing near the checking necessary on anything else. The "check" and rinse is only because of the possibility that a bug flew in during the packing/transport process.

That's what I was told but I would love to read the article if you find it.
http://oukosher.org/blog/consumer-kosher/hydroponics-and-greenhouses/
Is it someone familiar with the facts about this?


Um, so apparently it's very good you brought this up!

I asked again just to double check and was told that recently the company (Live Gourmet) changed its process. They now first plant the lettuce outside and then take the seedlings into the greenhouse. So the lettuce needs to be completely checked. :(
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