So I had already noticed that the list of kitniyot seemed to be getting longer over time; a friend told me the other day that at least the MO rabbis in New England kept expanding the list of "home cooks can't possibly inspect this well enough to find any bugs- you can only eat these things packaged and frozen, with hexure." I had been familiar with that concept for broccoli and such, and learned a few days later from someone else that the derivation of Israeli salad is the cucumbers and tomatoes aren't the leafy greens that would usually be considered similarly problematic.
My first friend told me that a bunch of berries have been more recently included in this list - the raspberry and blueberry bushes were hence jokingly referred to as trayfberries. Is this more of a regional thing or is it everywhere? How many people hold to it? Are maschgiach (sp?) that lacking for work that they need their realm expanded, or is there another reason to expand proscripted fruits and vegetables after many hundreds of years of them being fine?