From The O/K: Eden Whole Dried Shitake Mushrooms

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Please be advised that Eden Whole Dried Shitake Mushrooms now require checking for tolaim even when bearing the O/K symbol.  The O/K recommends that the following steps be taken to verify that any given batch of this product is permitted to be eaten…

  • Place the mushrooms in sealed clear plastic container with lukewarm water
  • Agitate vigorously
  • Place mushrooms in colander under a heavy spray of lukewarm water from the sink while shaking the mushrooms
  • Place mushrooms again in a sealed container with lukewarm water
  • Agitate vigorously
  • Place a 50 micron mesh cloth between two colanders
  • Place mushrooms in the colander under a heavy spray of lukewarm water from the sink whiule shaking the mushrooms
  • Filter the water in the colanders through the mesh
  • Remove and inspect the mesh cloth on a light box
  • The container should not be overloaded.  Only a modest amount of mushrooms should be placed into the container at once
  • Repeat process until no insects are found