Just as the idea that sanity would dominate the issue of animal-rennet-derived-whey in Mars candies made in Great Britain, haredim at the Israeli Chief Rabbinate's office have stepped in to provide our daily dose of haredi-inspired stupidity. Ynet reports:
…“If they are using rennet, then this is a very, very serious problem,” said Rabbi Haim Lasri of the import department at the Chief Rabbinate.
“We approached rabbis abroad who are dealing with the matter, and it’s possible that kashrut will be granted in the future only if there is a change in the ingredients,” he added.…
This "rabbi" clearly is ignorant of the whey-making process and the candy-making process. He doesn't seem to understand the issue. He's heard the word "rennet" and gone into crisis mode.
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[Hat Tip: KK.]