If there are no signs from the outside,then they must of been inside the whole time.So they are not 'asur'.
What do these cherries and our ass konim have in common?That's right. You said it.. no visible signs from the outside but from the inside they are infested and rotten to the core.
There is a bug that injects eggs into fruit. The eggs hatch and the bugs first stage is as a maggot- looks like a small white worm. There bugs have been found in fruit sold in stores as well as trees in the backyard
Are we now gonna see Greenhouse cherries
Where's "A Mashgiach who cares" when you need him?How does the finger flick theory work here? If you give a little flick of the finger to the outside of the cherry, does the worm make a retreat by digging itself to the surface?
To the best of my recollection, I have never used the word "flick" in any context on this blog, and I don't know of any halachically acceptable "finger flick theory" in regard to bedikas tolaim.I stand firm on the need to adequately check for tolaim, and I have more than once promoted the suggestion of offering a financial incentive to the person in charge of your food preparation, and pay them per bug found.There is a comment from "A Baron Herzog Mashgiach who cares", in an apparent take off of my screen name, who suggests that "the workers must have flicked off with their thumbs any bugs on grapes".Then we also have "A Tropicana Mashgiach Who Cares" who also offers a "learned" comment regarding scale insects in orange juice, that "the workers are giving a little flick of the finger to the orange peels which lichoyrah would eliminate any scale insects that might be present".I therefore suggest that if you need help with your cherries, that you should refer your questions to "A Mashgiach Who Flicks".
Rav Heinemann said that maraschino cherries don't need any hashgocho at all, not for bugs and not for color & flavor, even though some brands are under OU.
Star-K certifies two companies that make or sell maraschino cherries:Yantai Yunheng Foods Co. Ltdhttp://www.star-k.org/loc/kosher_letter_10143_yantaiyunhengfoodscoltd.pdfGreat Lakes International Trading(page 5)http://www.star-k.org/loc/kosher_letter_128_greatlakesintltrading.pdf
I heard that over 25 years ago Rav heinemann saying on marashino cherries. the Chinese like to pay for kosher symbol anyway because they think it's like good housekeeping seal
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