1. Presumed clean

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Definition:
Under ordinary circumstances, always clean.
Disposition:
Does not require checking.
Examples:
watermelon, banana, avocado, cucumber, zucchini, coconut, baking powder, coffee, sugar, salt, cinnamon.
Definition:
Under ordinary circumstances, always clean.
Example of symbol:
Salt

2. Rarely infested

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Definition:
Rarely harbors insects, unless stored for prolonged periods or under poor conditions, or grown under poor conditions.
Disposition:
Does not require checking, but it is advisable to look over the general state of the product or check a sample. If signs of infestation are found, it should be checked.
Examples:
chocolate, pasta, matzo.
Example of symbol:
Pasta

3. Sometimes infested – Mi’ut hamotzui

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Definition:
Sometimes harbors infestation, and the presence of insects is not considered surprising or unusual.
Disposition:
Must be checked. After the fact (bedi’eved), if the food was already cooked without being checked and it’s impossible to check it now that it was cooked, it may be eaten.
Examples:
This category includes most foods. For example: Fruit – most fruits, such as plums, peaches, apricots, dates, walnuts. Vegetables – firm vegetables, such as beets, radishes, peppers. Dry foods – such as flour, barley, chickpeas, dry beans, sesame.
Definition:
Under ordinary circumstances, always clean.
Example of symbol:
Barley

4. Usually infested – Muchzak betola’im

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Definition:
Foods that, in the majority of cases, have insects in them.
Disposition:
Must be checked. Even bedi’eved, if the food was already cooked, it may not be eaten (unless it can be checked after cooking).
Examples:
Vegetables – asparagus, artichoke, scallions, broccoli, lettuce, cilantro, cabbage, cauliflower, peppermint, mangold, parsley, dill, spinach. Fruit – guava, carob, raspberries, dried figs, strawberries, mulberries. Legumes – broad beans, black-eyed peas.
Example of symbol:
Cauliflower

5. Externally infested

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Definition:
The infestation is only on the outside of the fruit, e.g. scale insects on the peel of fruit.
Disposition:
The peel must be checked, cleaned or removed.
Examples:
citrus fruit, sometimes sugar apple, persimmon, peaches, apples, plums, olives.
Example of symbol:
Lemon
Plums