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Strawberries: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Strawberries Fresh strawberries are frequently infested with insects. Must be checked. Note: The level of infestation in the strawberry crop varies from time to time. Consequently, the method of checking varies as well. The procedures listed here are for a crop that has a high level of infestation. How to check strawberries for bugs…

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Sesame Seeds: How to Check for Bugs

Sesame seeds are sometimes Infested with insects. Must be checked. How to clean sesame seeds from bugs 1. Take a look at the bag (from the outside) before purchasing. From what you are able to see, make sure there are no cotton-like strands or clumps, no small particles and no pieces of sesame with holes.…

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Seaweed: How to Check for Bugs

Edible seaweed and sea vegetable products are frequently infested with insects. Must be checked. How to check seaweed for bugs Narrow leaves or wide leaves. Check each leaf over a light box. Make sure to check both sides. Any silhouette, white, gray or dark spot should be checked to see if it is an insect.…

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Raspberries: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Raspberries Fresh raspberries are frequently infested with insects. Because of the texture of the raspberries they are difficult to clean. One should avoid using them Raspberry Syrup Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Products with raspberries as an ingredient may be used, as long as there are not whole raspberry pieces…

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Peas: How to Check for Bugs

Peas: Fresh Fresh peas are not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked for bugs. In snap peas, look for signs of rotting, and eliminate those peas that have such signs. Peas: Frozen Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Peas: Canned Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked

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Pasta: How to Check for Bugs

June-September Pasta (including spagetti, macaroni, or noodles) is not infested under normal circumstances, but could be infested. It is highly recommended that it be checked for bugs. October-May Not infested under normal circumstances, but could be infested. It is however praiseworthy to check the product. How to check Pasta 1. Place white parchment paper over…

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Granola: How to Check for Bugs

Granola (AKA Muesli) is not infested under normal circumstances and need not be checked. This applies only if the granola is produced by well-known commercial manufacturers. Granola can be made from any number of ingredients. if any of these ingredients is a food that has frequent infestation issues—such as raisins–one should follow the instructions that we…

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Chickpeas: How to Check for Bugs

Dried chickpeas (AKA Garbanzo beans) are not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Chic Peas: Canned Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked

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Beans: How to Check for Bugs

Beans: Canned Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked. Green Beans: Fresh Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked. Green Beans: Frozen Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be 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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