A routine test performed at the Salatei Shamir factory found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in three salads:
- Egg salad, 250 grams, expiration date 7 Nov 2013
- Avocado salad with eggs, 250 grams, expiration date 20 Nov 2013
- Roasted eggplant salad with tehina, expiration date 31 Oct 2013
Listeria has the highest high fatality rate for a foodborne disease, especially in people with compromised immune systems and the elderly. It also causes abortions in pregnant women.
The public is asked not to consume these products and to return them to the store for a refund.