[Video and photos below.] Rav Moshe Vaya, one of the foremost Torah experts in the world on insect infestation in food and author of Bedikas Hamazon K’Halacha, addressed a large crowd last night at Park Terrace Hall in Lakewood, NJ.
The bulk of his presentation focused on insect infestation in fruits and vegetables. Among the items he discussed were that it is almost virtually impossible to clean strawberries properly; fresh corn on the cob contains thrips between the corn and the cob that cannot be easily be detected; and raisins are very often seriously infested.
The issue of anisakis worms in fish was discussed very briefly during his remarks, but was the main topic of the questions posed to Rav Vaya following his presentation.
The following is a short clip of Rav Vaya answering questions following his presentation. Click below to watch:
[media id=738 width=400 height=300]
See below for photos: