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Halacha - Kashrut
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Thank you so much for your kindness and answering my shaila. I often buy fresh fruit cut up already at the market (Gelsons, Ralphs, etc.) It is my understanding that I may buy fresh fruit cut up at any supermarket or store because we assume that the knife they use is used only for fruit. So this shaila isn't about the cut fruit, but they have a designated area in the market where they cut up fruit and so all the things that they use in this area are for fruit (and fruit juice I think). So on Friday they washed for me a bunch of organic grapes, (from a bag of organic grapes from a certain company) and they took each grape individually off the stems and washed and put them in plastic containers for me. I think they washed the grapes as a whole bunch first and then took each grape off the stem and put them in the containers. So after thinking about it I thought that I better ask a shaila because I don't know if this will be permitted. Am I permutted to eat the grapes?l Maybe I should have had them take each grape off first and individually wash each one but I didn't so maybe could there be a problem with infestation? If so do I just throw them out and do it differently next time? Thank you so much Rabbi for your help and kindness. I always want to do the right thing.
Answer: The grapes may be eaten. Grapes are generally not infested to a degree that we would assume that there are bugs, it is merely a suspicion.
posted:2015-07-13 14:05:01