Willi Food Insect Free Rice Is In Fact Infested

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According to a Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit alert, Willi Food 5kg vacuum packages of Yasmin rice with a ‘may be sold’ date of May 31, 2021, from Thailand, is infested with insects. The product barcode is 7290108504262.

The alert explains the product, which is under the hechsher of Badatz Chug Chassam Sofer Bnei Brak, requires inspection for insects despite the fact the packaging states it does not. The source of the problem has been traced to the plant where the rice is packaged, which has been found to be infested, thereby transferring the insects to the product.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)