VIDEO & PHOTOS: A resident submitted the attached video to TLS, which he shot after his wife returned from blueberry picking Sunday. He writes, “my wife went blueberry picking today to Emery’s farm and we just discovered that most of the berries are infested with live worms”.
“We randomly picked any berry from the 8 pounds we picked”, he says, “so far, we found worms in most”.
“The Kof-K guide to Bedikas Tolai’m, compiled by Harav Shlomo Gissinger states on page 8 : “Cultivated blueberries do NOT require inspection. However, wild blueberries may be infested by the blueberry maggot (a whitish worm with tiny black head) and therefore each berry must be inspected individually”.(organic grows the same as wild, no pesticides are sprayed on)”.
“All the blueberries grown at Emery’s are now 100 percent organic, the owners and workers proudly announce it to everyone, there are signs posted at the farm as well. Please be aware that every berry requires individual checking”.
See video of live worm in one of the berries. TLS.