FRESH BROCOLLI florets- "Infested" can't be cleaned
Due to the heavy infestation of fresh broccoli (weather related?) The kashrus certifiers are not allowing their food service operations to attempt any cleaning of florets. They can still use the stalks "floret-free" only.
Any ones that are still attempting to clean their fresh broccoli florets should be relied upon for any insect checking. See letter from the RCBC of Bergen County.
Note: Broccoli is not grown hydroponically. Dependable, Golden Flow, Bodek, Quality is not grown in greenhouses. Bertram, B-Tam is greenhouse grown. There is a misconception that "greenhouse/Hothouse grown" is insect free. The fact is ALL greenhouses have infestation al beit controllable.