Rav Moshe Vaye shlita, the world renowned expert in the field of hilchos tolaim and bedikas hamazon for over forty years, has been investigating and bringing the bug situation in all foods to the attention of the gedolim to have them pasken on them. He has written three authoritative seforim on all issues of bugs in all different types of foods called bedikas mazon khalocho. R’ Vaye has a machon in Eretz Yisroel, that all of the gedolim – and the entire eretz yisroel recognizes as the leading kashrus agency regarding bugs. Attached is a brief article that Rav Vaye has prepared discussing the topic.
The following letter was submitted to YWN:
I have a working relationship with Rav Moshe Vaye shlita, and I am sending you a copy of a brief article written by R’ Moshe Vaye shlita regarding anisakis in fish. (This was sent yesterday to all the major kashrus organizations). It is clear from Rav Vaye’s article that he has been aware of anisakis for well over twenty years and discussed it personally with R’ Moshe Feinstein ztl and other gedolim. Please post this. An English translation may be available in the near future if there is interest. However, please post the article in its original form. If you wish to translate the article into English you are welcome to do so as well.
This is not a new sheilah, and there were many gedolei yisroel that Rav Vaie personally discussed the very same issue with. Many gedolim that Rav Vaie was personally in contact with held that anisakis is permissible. If after you post this article any questions arise, they may be submitted to me and Rav Vaie will respond to each one.
Name withheld upon request.
Click HERE to read the Teshuva.
(YWN Desk – NYC)