I live in Israel. A few months ago I saw an ad in our local circular that there was a problem with bugs in garlic and that one should soak it in soap water and be careful to check it before eating.
Is this infestation problem still relevant. Is one still obligated to soak and check it?
According to Badatz Eidah Hachareidis, the issue still exists and it should still be checked, and preferably soaked in soap water.