Check the label- it might be faked
Right before Rosh Hashana Channel 2 presented a whole new business in Israel- reprinting expired food labels with later expiration dates.
To watch the video, click here.
For those who had trouble understanding, here is a summary:
Channel 2 went to printing shops to ask if they would reprint labels of food that had already expired. Their answer- yes! They say that this occurrence is all too common in minimarkets and restaurants, where they have the label reprinted before a scheduled inspection of the Health Department. Reprinting is not cheap- one printer quoted 4500 shekels, but the sale is all profit since the food would have been thrown out anyway.
Moral of this story: check the label well- if it looks suspicious or is doubled (a label on top of a label)- don’t buy it.
If you already purchased something that seems suspicious or even just see it in the supermarket, you can file a complaint with the supermarket, the manufacturer, or the Ministry of Health. Click here to find out how to complain to the Ministry of Health.