A New Reason To Forbid Halav Stam
There may be a new upheaval in the world of Kashrut. Ladaat.net, after reporting about the International Kashrut Conference taking place in the Renaissance Hotel in Jerusalem, now reports on a major development stemming from the conference: prohibiting Halav Stam in Hutz La'aretz - specifically, the U.S.
Many people don't drink Halav Stam anyways, but Rav Moshe Feinstein Zt"l has given a Heteir to allow it. Now, a new reason was found for the prohibition - one that didn't exist in the days of Rav Moshe. Apparantly, due to new technology, if a Jew is not watching, the cows could possibly undergo a new type of operation of the stomach, which renders the animal a Tereifah. So says Rav Ze'ev Vitman, the rabbi of Tenuva.
I hope to have more on this to come.