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Frugal food shopping for the Anglo Israeli

מינים פולשים במזוודה

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השנה הבאה ברשתות המזון – גלובס

השנה הבאה ברשתות המזון – גלובס
— Read on www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx

Noam cheese coupon- expires 31 Aug 2017

Click here to get a 15% off coupon for Noam cheese from Tara.

Check the list of stores that accept the coupon- Shuferal does not.

You can use the coupon for sliced cheese at the deli counter as well as packaged cheese except for Rami Levy- deli counter only.

RECALL: Bio Dog raw dog food

Misrad HaChaklaut is warning people not to feed their dogs Bio Dog raw beef dog food that was manufactured on 12 November 2015 and poultry dog food that was manufactured on 19 November 2015.  If you have these products in the house, you should not feed it to your pets and you should call the company for a refund. These products were found to contain Salmonella and Enterobacteriaceae, bacteria which can cause disease in humans.

For more information about pet food and treats—Tips for Keeping People and Pets Healthy and Safe from Salmonella, go to the CDC web site at this link.

Source: Kan-Naim

משרד החקלאות, מזהיר הציבור ממזון נא בשם: Raw food לכלבים מתוצרת ביו דוג | צילום: ארכיון | עיבוד צילום: שולי סונגו ©

Prigat, Tara Moo, wine, and tzfatit cheese coupons- expire 13 December 2015

Go to this link and submit your name and cell phone number.  The coupons will be sent to you by SMS.

יין תבור סדרת פנינים והרשוקו-מוו של טרהפריגת משקה קל 1.5 ליטרגבינה צפתית מעודנת של משק צוריאל

2+1 Harduf organic products- expires 30 November 2015

This month in Shufersal…

  

Practical ways to offer emotional support during a traumatic event

Misrad HaBriut in conjunction with The Academic College of Tel Hai have published a video showing how you can help people who have been emotionally traumatized by an event they just experienced.  The video is appropriate for tweens and older.  In Hebrew.

You can also watch it on Facebook.

The four points are:

  1. Have the person focus on you.  During a trauma, a sense of isolation occurs.  Therefore, have the person connect to you through the statement, “You are not alone, I am with you!”
  2. Helplessness increases distress.  Encourage the person to carry out effective and simple tasks such as contact relatives and collect phone numbers.
  3. Ask simple questions that force thinking and making decisions.  Avoid questions about emotions because stress increases emotional flooding.  Ask simple questions about the event, such as: “How long are you here?” “Where do you need to go?”  “Do you want to stand driving or do you want to call your family first? “Did you get here on your own?”
  4. A distressed person suffers from distraction and sometimes has difficulty speaking and cannot remember what happened.  Have the person describe the sequence of events that occurred in order to create order and reduce confusion.  Highlight the fact that the incident is over and behind him/her!

 

משרד הבריאותמשרד הבריאותמדינת ישראל

Challah and wine at Super Cofix for 5 shekels today 23 October 2015

In honour of the Keep Shabbat project this week, Super Cofix is offering a challah and a 187 ml bottle of wine for only 5 shekels!  To find a store near you, click here.

Source: Calcalist

Challah for 1 shekel at Rami Levy today 23 October 2015

In honour of the Keep Shabbat program, get your challah for 1 shekel at Rami Levy today!

More meat and fish shortages expected next week- stock up now

Municipal veterinarians throughout the country are threatening to strike on October 26 in protest of a proposed new law that will transfer much of their authority to a תאגיד (corporation) that will perform veterinary inspection of food of animal origin under the authority of the Ministries of Health and Agriculture.

The main focus of their ire is the revoking of what is called בדיקת משנה- literally secondary examination- of meat, poultry, and fish when it passes from municipality to municipality.  The laws that require this examination were written 30 and 50 years ago and are not performed in any other developed country.  Detractors of this examination say that each municipality charges exorbitant fees, has very limited hours for inspection (generally not in tandem with delivery hours), and actually damages the products by exposing them to high temperatures when opening the truck for the exam.  Rescinding this part of the law will lower prices for the consumer and provide a higher quality product with a longer shelf life.  The “taagid”, under government authority and not privately owned, will inspect the food before it leaves the factory as well as when it arrives at its final destination- whether it is a supermarket, cold storage, or restaurant.

Proponents of “bedikat mishne” say that there won’t be enough inspectors to ensure the safety of food that is currently inspected by municipal veterinarians.  Prices won’t drop as expected and consumers will receive a lower-quality product.

This reform is part of the new Misrad HaBriut Food Law which passed the first reading in the Knesset and is being discussed prior to the second and third reading as part of חוק ההסדרים.  This law combines several laws into one and therefore the Food Law will be whisked along with other politically important legislation.  You can compare the hok to a VIP pass allowing fast access by avoiding all the lines.

I have strayed from the point of this post, which was to say that if the municipal veterinarians strike, they won’t be examining meat and fish that enters their municipality.  Since it must be inspected before it enters, there won’t be any meat or fish moved throughout the country starting on the 26th.  Food can be moved locally, however.  For example, if a shipment of frozen fish arrives by boat to the Ashdod port and is released to cold storage in Ashdod, all of the supermarkets in Ashdod can get fish delivered because it didn’t move between municipalities.  Chicken, however, is a different story.  Almost all of it moves between municipalities so expect a severe shortage.  What people may not realize is that stopping production not only hurts consumers, it also causes צער בעלי חיים- suffering to the animals.  Poultry has to be slaughtered by a certain age because if it is delayed, the birds will become too big for their house.  This will cause excessive crowding and undue stress on the birds.  It is not practical or financially feasible to move them to a larger house or split them up into two for that short time until they go to slaughter.  Therefore, whatever the outcome, it must be decided quickly because there will be a lot of pressure on Misrad haChaklaut to prevent those birds any undue suffering.

Source: Globes, Agrisupport online

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