​Tel Aviv Regional Health Bureau Issues Administrative Warrant of Closure against Carmel Food Industries of HaAvodah Street 3, Bat-Yam 
Following supervision activity by the Food Service in the Tel Aviv Regional Health Bureau, an administrative warrant of closure on Monday, January 16, 2012, against Carmel Food Industries of HaAvodah Street 3, Bat-Yam. A joint audit with representatives of the local authority found that the factory was operating without a Ministry of Health license and without a business license from the local authority, and that the production was conducted under poor sanitary conditions. The factory is also suspected of marketing its products under the brand name “Carmel, Good Products from a Good Home” and other brand names. The case has been referred to the public prosecutor office to prepare an indictment. 
The investigation, along with laboratory tests conducted on various products, raised suspicions that the factory marketed fake olive oils, fake honey and other products whose labeling could be misleading to consumers. The factory is suspected that some of these products are linked with substandard products that were found a few months ago in a nationwide spot-check drive on olive oils, conducted by the Food Service in the Ministry of Health. 
Following is a listing of the products that were found to be defective in laboratory tests:  

  • Teva, pure olive oil, marketed exclusively by: Baranovitch and Sons Ltd., Moshav Amioz, Best if Used before December 2012. 

The laboratory determined that the product does not match olive oil, but rather it matches soy-bean oil.

  • Pure Spanish olive oil, Sevilla, marketed exclusively by: Shimurey Hadarom (Cannery of the South), Best if Used before December 2012. 

The laboratory determined that the product does not match olive oil, but rather it matches soy-bean oil.

  • Honey, Carmel Good Products from a Good Home, 350 grams, Carmel Industries, 29 Habanai Street, Holon.

According to the laboratory analysis and the investigation, the product is not honey according to the Israeli standard.

  • Hagalil, Pure Olive Oil, marketed exclusively by: Shivuk Hadarom (Southern Marketing), Best if Used before December 2012.

The laboratory determined that the product does not match olive oil, but rather it matches soy-bean oil.

  • Teva, pure olive oil, marketed exclusively by: Shivuk Hadarom (Southern Marketing), Best if Used before June 2012. 

The laboratory determined that the product does not match olive oil, but rather it matches soy-bean oil.    Furthermore, additional products were found which are suspected as being manufactured in violation of Israeli legal requirements (photos attached).

Tel Aviv Health Bureau Issues Warrant of Closure against Carmel Food Industries

Tel Aviv Health Bureau Issues Warrant of Closure against Carmel Food Industries
Tel Aviv Health Bureau Issues Warrant of Closure against Carmel Food Industries