The Health Ministry said Thursday it was looking into possible salmonella contamination in the production lines of powdered milk manufactured by Tnuva, one of Israel’s largest food producers, especially when it comes to dairy products.
The ministry said that the product in question is not sold directly to consumers but rather sold to factories that process it, usually including a heating process, into various products.
“This prevents bacteria from reproducing if they are found in the product,” the ministry said in a statement. “No traces of bacteria have been found so far in retail products that made use of the powdered milk as a raw material.”
Responding to the ministry, Tnuva stressed that there was no threat of contaminated products reaching consumers.
“A test conducted by the Health Ministry has found suspicion of contamination in one of our powdered milk production lines. It’s important to note that the product in question
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