1. When does R Moshe's heter apply - is bshaas hadchak required? If so, what would constitute bshaas hadchak?

  2. Is it a minhag, or plainly Halachic, to insist on chalav yisroel where it is hardly available (regardless of bshaas hadchak or not)?

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  4. Assuming the law imposes a penalty by fine or prison on mislabelling of food ingredients; it is also unheard of, to have unkosher animals' milk in the vicinity. Do we disregard the possibility that the corporations nevertheless mislabel the milk because it decides that a violation of law is still more economically beneficial than abidance?

  5. Assuming the heter applies, would the chalav stam be regarded as of the same status as chalav yisroel?

Thank you!

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    alexandrahakatan, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks very much for bringing your questions here! I think there may be too much going on in this post to answer at once, so it may be a good idea to edit this down and post additional questions as necessary. I think (1) and (2), general questions about circumstances in which Ch"Y applies, could be one question post. (3), about spiritual consequences, could be a second. I'll come back to (4) in my next comment. (5) is really also a (third) general question: Wherever R' Moshe's leniency applies, does that make the milk the same status as C"Y? – Isaac Moses Jan 9 '17 at 19:49
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    Regarding (4), specifically about the status of Hong Kong, there are two ways to pose this question that could be answered here: a) Provide as much relevant information about the situation in Hong Kong as you can, and ask for a theoretical analysis on the basis of whatever information you've provided, which is more or less what you're getting at here, though I think it could be clearer on the contextual information. b) Ask whether any rabbis have ruled regarding Hong Kong, in particlular, which, if answered, could also produce an answer to this. – Isaac Moses Jan 9 '17 at 19:53
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    Finally, regarding what you and those in your community should actually do, in practice, I highly recommend checking with your local rabbi and not simply following anything you read here, since Mi Yodeya is not a rabbi. – Isaac Moses Jan 9 '17 at 19:54
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    Its intresting to note that the heter works in American due to its laws,however see the Pri Chadash who was before Rav Moshe – sam Jan 10 '17 at 1:08
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    There is no such thing a chalav stam it is either Chalav Yisrael or chalav akum,Rav Moshe calls it chalav hacompaines , chalav akum is assur,so if one allows the milk to be drunk then its considered chalav yisrael,either like the Pri Chadash who hel that if no non kosher milk is around in the city then there is no chalav akum,and then Rav Moshes opinon that if the govt has regulations then its knowing and knowing is like seeing. – sam Jan 10 '17 at 3:27