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Dried Fruit

Raisins: How to Check for Bugs

Raisins are frequently infested with insects. It is difficult to clean them or check them. They should be avoided. Note: Craisins, which are dried cranberries, are a good substitute. Under normal circumstances, they Need not be checked. Read more about checking craisins.

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Pineapple: How to Check for Bugs

Pineapple: Fresh The peel of the pineapple is sometimes infested with insects. Remove the peel plus a bit more. Remove all brown areas. Pineapple: Dried Sometimes infested. Difficult to check.

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Peaches: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Peaches: How to Check for Bugs Wash the peel thoroughly before eating the peach. If the peach has a soft spot, the peach should be checked. Canned Peaches Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Dried Peaches Dried peaches are not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked for insects. The longer…

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Papaya: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Papaya (also known as pawpaw) is not infested under normal circumstances. It need not be checked for bugs. Dried Papaya is also not infested under normal circumstances. It need not be checked for bugs.

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Figs, Dried : How to Check for Bugs

Dried figs are frequently infested with insects and must be checked. Note: There is a different procedure for checking fresh figs. How to check dried figs 1. Wash the outside and wash the stem well. 2. Cut open each fig. 3. Cut out a small portion around the top and discard. 4. Turn the fig inside…

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Cranberries: How to Check for Bugs

Craisins Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Cranberries: Fresh Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Cranberries: Dried Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked

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Coconut: How to Check for Bugs

Coconut: Whole Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Coconut: Ground/Dried/Dessicated Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked

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Cherries: How to Check for Bugs

Cherries: Fresh Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Cherries: Maraschino Rarely infested. Need not be checked This applies only if these cherries are from the United States. If made elsewhere, cherries must be opened and checked.

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Bananas: How to Check for Bugs

Bananas: Fresh Bananas are not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Banana Chips Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked As with many products, the longer the banana chips are stored, the more chance there is of infestation. Therefore, chips that were stored for an extended period of time should be…

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