I just read the website of a Kashrut inspection agency with which I'm familiar, but only insofar as I have seen it many times and tried, but failed, to find any information about the agency's reliability for the Kosher consumer.
Without venturing into the reliability of the organization (and for that reason I'm leaving out the name and the link to the website), I'm curious about a statement that I found on the site.
Again, without quoting it directly, in order to avoid its appearing in a search, it indicates that dried insects found in spices are not problematic from the standpoint of Kashruth, due to the fact that, according to this site, they are considered merely dust and empty shells, which are (I assume, not considered food and are, therefore) permissible.
Is that correct? Are dried out insect shells considered permissible to be eaten (I assume as part of a larger mixture, even though they are distinct)?