Tel Aviv’s Health Ministry office ordered the Carmel Food Industry factory in
Bat Yam on Monday closed after inspectors found it had no ministry or local
authority license and was functioning in very poor sanitary conditions. The
ministry said on Thursday that it suspected that the company produced soy oil
that was labeled as olive oil and other counterfeit products.
factory, at 3 Ha’avoda St., manufactured food products under the label “Carmel:
Good Products From a Good Home” and other labels. A file was transferred to the
State Attorney’s Office for an indictment.
Inspectors sent samples of the
products to ministry labs, and test results raised the suspicion that those
labeled as olive oil and honey were counterfeit, along with others whose labels
were liable to mislead consumers, the ministry said. It also suspected that a
number of of these products were connected to some picked up in a national
campaign held by the National Food Service a few months ago.
are warned against consuming these products.
The suspect products were
labeled as: Teva, Pure Olive Oil, sold exclusively by Bernovich and Sons, Moshav
Amioz, best use before 12/2012. The inspectors said tests indicated it was soy
oil and contained no olive oil. Spanish Pure Olive Oil, Seville, sold
exclusively by Carmel, Good Products From a Good Home, best to use before
12/2012. The lab said tests indicated it was soy and not olive
Carmel honey, Good Products From a Good Home, 350 grams, Carmel Food
Industries, 29 Habanai St., Holon. The lab tests indicated that the syrup was
found not to be honey.
Hagalil, Pure Honey, marketed exclusively by
Shivuk Hadarom, best to use before 6/2012.
Teva, Pure Olive Oil, marketed
exclusively by Shivuk Hadarom, best use before 6/2012. The lab tests found its
results were suited to soy and not olive oil.