CHS Israel, a company which produces raw materials from soy and which can be found in a variety of products throughout the food industry, informed the Ministry of Health on Thursday that it was recalling some raw materials due to concern over the presence of salmonella in its products.
The plant has stopped all production until testing and treatment is complete. The Ministry of Health reported that a return to production is contingent on the completion of tests, corrective actions and the approval of the Ministry.
The decision was made in light of findings from quality control procedures and not as a result of reports of illness. Salmonella bacteria are destroyed during heating processes such as cooking, frying and baking.