The COR reports that red, yellow and orange peppers from Israel are beginning to appear in U.S. stores. This is a Halachic problem because of Terumos and Maasros. They are being sold at Kroger, Walmart, Holiday Market and other stores around the Detroit area (and elsewhere in the U.S.). Some of the brands that are marketing these peppers from Israel are: Sunset, Gilad, and Pero Family Farms (among others). Consumers should carefully check the fine print on the package or the sticker on individual peppers sold loose for the country of origin. Often, the same brand has some peppers fromIsrael and some from other locations, so each individual package or pepper must be checked.
Some additional examples of Israeli produce commonly found in the U.S. include: tomatoes, carrots, citrus fruit (such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons, mandarins, clementines and pomelos), persimmons (“Sharon Fruit”), mangos, dates, dill and parsley. Check the sticker, bag label or original case for the country of origin.