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10 Shevat 5766

Dried Fruit need Hechsher


Rabbi Elchanan Lewis

Question:
Does dried fruit whose sole ingredient reads "granny smith apples" need a heksher?

Answer:
Its good to seek a Hechsher for any processed food as food technology is so advanced today and even whom which look as simple foods contain more than they say (oils?); similarly the process of the drying may be problematic (ovens?)
Therefore even though these foods dont seem to have any Halachic issues, one should not consume them unless bare a Hechsher or noted by a reliable Kashrut authority as eatable without a need of a Hechsher.


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