Broccoli Slaw Infestation

We have previously recommended the use of any (non-organic) broccoli slaw even without special washing or checking. This summer, however, CRC (Chicago) reported finding an extremely high level of infestation. This may be a result of an unusually hot season in the growing areas plus a myriad of Covid-19-related changes in the processing farms and plants. Therefore, at this time, we recommend that broccoli slaw only be used after it is first checked with the thrip cloth method (detailed in our produce guide on Page 5). We will continue to monitor the situation and notify the public when this advisory no longer applies.