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EXPOSED: Misrad HaBriut exposes unsanitary conditions at Rami Levy, Shufersal, and Mega BaIr

Food Safety Week continues with surprise visits to supermarkets Rami Levy in Jerusalem, Mega BaIr and Shufersal in Tel Aviv.  What they found was not so appealing.  Check out the video on Mako- Arutz 2 or on Misrad HaBriut’s Facebook page.

If you can’t understand the Hebrew, here is a quick summary of what they found:

  1. Shufersal (Ben Yehuda Street, Tel Aviv)- expired chicken for sale, selling prepared ground meat (it is only supposed to be ground in front of the customer), unclean refrigerators.
  2. Mega Ba’Ir (LaGuardia Street, Tel Aviv)– hasn’t fixed deficiencies noted on previous unsatisfactory inspections, very unsanitary conditions, food not being stored at the proper temperatures.  They will be called in for a hearing in Misrad HaBriut.
  3. Rami Levy (Beit HaDfus Street, Jerusalem)– cleaner than the other two stores but stored food on the floors and  had mold on the walls in the warehouse.

ארגזי מזון בתנאי תברואה ירודים

During the inspections, samples were taken of the ground meat for microbiological analysis.  The ground chicken from Shufersal and Rami Levy had Salmonella growing and the ground beef from Mega Ba’Ir had a high general bacterial count as well as coliform bacteria– a sign of fecal contamination.

Rami Levy’s response: The deficiencies were apparently due to the pressure of the holidays.  The deficiencies noted in the inspection report were corrected immediately.

Mega BaIr’s response: The report speaks of a specific problem in only one store.  A follow-up inspection by Misrad HaBriut showed that most of the deficiencies were corrected.  Regarding the bacterial testing, that is to be expected in a raw product that must be cooked before eating- it does not affect the quality or safety of the product.

Shufersal’s response: We feel that preserving the quality of our products is of the utmost importance.  We therefore strictly supervise each store to ensure that they comply with Misrad HaBriut’s standards.  We will review the inspection report and correct any deficiency that needs to be corrected.



Awesome hamburger deal from Mega BaIr- expires 31 Aug 2014

I just came back from Mega and wanted to share this great deal with you.  You get 1 kg of Adom Adom fresh beef (tzavar or tzlaaot) ground, a squeeze bottle of Heinz mayonnaise, and 4 hamburger buns for only 59.90 shekels.  You can multiply this deal by three in one purchase which is what we did.  The store didn’t have hamburger buns left so they allowed me to get half-sized baguettes or a voucher for the hamburger buns.  The meat is definitely not as lean as we usually buy but is tastier for hamburger that way.  Of course my kids don’t realize that I am taking that meat and making my leek and meatballs recipe for Rosh Hashanah… shh- don’t tell…

Mega BaIr is lowering prices 2-30%

Mega BaIr has announced that they will be lowering prices of many products in their stores.

Here is a list of some products with their new and old prices

פריט מחיר לפני מחיר אחרי הפרש בשקלים שיעור ההנחה
שניצל עוף דק ענק 700 גרם אסם 52.79 43.99 8.8 17%
פסטה רביולי 400 גרם 31.99 25.99 6 19%
דבש פרחי בר 400 גרם בקבוק לחיץ, יד מרדכי 35.99 27.99 8 22%
מיץ סחוט תפוזים טרי 2 ליטר 31.99 26.29 5.7 18%
מרק עוף אמיתי 400 גרם יוני ליוור 29.79 25.99 3.8 13%
קורנפלקס תלמה רגיל 750 18.99 16.79 2.2 12%
אורז בסמטי קלאסי 1 ק”ג , סוגת 16.99 14.99 2 12%
שוקולד נוטלה 750 גרם 24.99 23.99 1 4%
ביסקוויט פתי בר 500 גרם אסם 12.99 11.99 1 8%
תה ליפטון אנגלי 100 יחידות 20.99 19.99 1 5%
פסטה ברילה מספר 5 500 גרם 10.99 9.99 1 9%
כריות דגני בוקר נוגט 750 גרם תלמה 27.99 27.24 75 אג’ 3%
אבקת כביסה קולון 101 2.5 קילו 43.99 39.99 4 9%
סימילאק אדונס 900 גרם 89.99 87.6 2.39 3%
מיונז היינץ 430 גרם 12.99 11.99 1 8%
נייר טואלט לילי כפול 16 יחידות 50.99 41.29 9.7 19%
קרמה תחליב רחצה 500 מל 21.29 15.99 5.3 25%
קמח לבן מותג פרטי מגה 3.99 3.29 70 אג’ 18%
אנטרקוט טרי אדום אדום 179.99 162.99 17 9%
מטרנה אקסטרה קר שלב 3 700 גרם 84.99 72.79 12.2 14%
לחם דגנים לייט דוידוביץ’ 500 גרם 19.99 13.79 6.2 31%

Sounds great, but as Ynet showed, even with the lower prices they are still more expensive than other stores.

As one commenter said, Pasta for 10 shekels?  HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

Mega Ba’Ir after-Pesach sales

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