Regular commenter Lulu sent me the following email:
I am sending you a copy of a packet of sunflower seeds I found in a Russian grocery store [in Los Angeles] last week. Apparently it says, “Shalom from Israel” on one side and “Chew them up and spit them out” on the other.
I sent it to the ADL. They contacted the merchant but I don’t believe they intend to contact the importer. I wish they would. However, since they believe these are probably imported from Iran I think there is a story here and should be looked into a little more closely.
You cannot read it on the scan because it is in dark blue on the picture, but they are imported and distributed by
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Here’s the picture she took of that packet of sunflower seeds:
UPDATE: Thanks to an alert reader (you know who you are), I have more information about the sunflower seeds, which are packaged in Russia.