Grilled Artichokes Sold In Open Vats at Fairways


#1

See attached photo of label and ingredients. Brand is Velleca Grilled Artichoke… It is
Product!) of Italy.

Ingredients: artichokes , sunflower oil , water , wine vinegar , salt . Acidity corrector: citric acid. Antioxidizer: ascorbic acid (E300), spices.


#2

Artichokes are problematic due to bugs.


#3

Isn’t bugs that cant be seen not a problem? Also is there an issue with the wine vinegar? Thank you


#4

Bugs are problematic which is why you need to check fruits and vegetables. One can not say “I won’t check fruits and vegetables and since I now ‘don’t see any bugs’ it is ok to eat them”.

Artichokes can be infested with Aphids and other bugs and therefore must be checked.


#5

Thank you.

Does this mean that the wine vinegar isn’t a problem?

Also for checking can I take one or two artichokes and look at them carefully and otherwise spot check (this is what I always to anyway) ?


#6

wine vinegar might be a problem too…
unless you can confirm it is less than 1/6th of the liquid.
or you can confirm that it was cooked or wasn’t touched or poured by humans.


#7

Thank you. As a general question where is it brought down that stam yayim is batul in 1/6.

Back to bugs and artichokes, are brands like Roland which claim kosher certification check for bugs?


#8

Shulchan Aruch (Y.D. 134:5)

And in reference to kosher certified artichokes I found this: https://oukosher.org/kosher-alerts/american-rolands-artichoke-hearts/


#9

Thank you. I think that leaves the only open question as to how to check grilled artichokes. Is it ok if I look at a few in a pack/can?


#10

Sure