According to reports on Rami Levy’s FB page, there aren’t any tomatoes in some stores* so don’t make a special trip…
*stores without tomatoes:
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:
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.
Yediot Achronot published an article this Friday comparing prices for various Pesach items in different supermarkets in various cities. Unfortunately, I don’t have the full article- just a few photographs from Rami Levy’s Facebook page– but here are the results (from the cheapest to the most expensive):
Greater Gush Dan (48 products):
Modiin (56 products):
Haifa (57 products):
Jerusalem (36 products):
Here are the latest KLP sales at Rami Levy. I recommend taking pictures of the sale signs- one sale miraculously expired from the time I took the product off the shelf and the time I checked out. In addition, Rami Levy computers say that the tuna sale is limited to two items but the sign does not. If you have a copy of the sign, you will get a quicker refund.
If you need to replenish your supplies, here are some of the current sales on Chanukah essentials:
Clik bags- 3 for 10 shekels (limit 2 purchases) (for playing dreidel)
BB pretzels/dakim dakim- 5 shekels
Tomatoes, red/white potatoes, carrots, fennel, beets- 2.90 shekels/kg
Red/yellow/green/Naharia peppers, green spicy peppers, eggplant, sweet potato, kohlrabi- 3.90 shekels/kg
Expires 19 Dec 2014.
Osem self-rising flour- 5.90 shekels
Sufganiot- 6 for 10 shekels
Mini sufganiot- 8 for 10 shekels
Donuts- 3 for 10 shekels
Fancy sufganiot- 3.90 shekels each.
Expires 28 Dec 2014.
White potatoes, white cabbage, onion, beets, kohlrabi, carrots and fennel- 2.90 shekels/kg
Expires 19 Dec 2014.
Canola oil (1 litre)- 3 for 19.90 shekels (expires 19 Dec 2014)
BB pretzels/dakim dakim- 2 for 14.80 shekels (expires 26 Dec 2014)
Sufganiot- 1 shekel each. Maximum 10 sufganiot per purchase.
Expires 27 Dec 2014. To find a store near you, click here.
Small sufganiot- 1 shekel each.
A package of latkes/levivot- 10 shekels.
Carmit chocolate coins- 3 for 14 shekels
Carmit Chanukah gift package- 2 for 14 shekels
Mega canola oil (1 litre)- 3 for 18 shekels
Osem self-rising flour- 5 shekels (limit 1)
Onion, white potatoes,and white cabbage- 1.90 shekels/kg (limit 6 kg)
Expires 22 Dec 2014.
(If a store isn’t listed, I didn’t see any Chanukah-specific sales)
Tomorrow Netivot residents will be able to enjoy a brand new Rami Levy opening in their neighborhood. In 2015, eleven other Rami Levy supermarkets are scheduled to open in the following cities:
In contrast to the 156 million shekel loss reported by Shufersal last quarter, Rami Levy reported a net gain of 20.5 million shekels.
Source: Mazon Plus