Israel’s most important supermarket chain has been forced to pull a number of products from its shelves after receiving an anonymous complaint that some of them contained animal parts.
A statement posted on the store’s Facebook page Sunday night said the “safety and integrity of all products” was of paramount importance.
The chain, which sells dog foods and other items, is also the only one in Israel that allows pet owners to buy pet food from non-Kosher businesses.
“We will continue to review all products that may contain animal parts and do our best to eliminate them from our stores and on our shelves,” the statement said.
“The safety and integrity to our customers is our top priority, and we will not tolerate any unauthorized use of the brand.”
The statement also stated that “no product sold in our stores can contain the meat or parts of an animal.”
A spokesman for the chain, Shlomo Bar-On, said he was “deeply saddened” by the report and that the company was taking steps to review its products and processes.
“Our safety and quality is of the utmost importance to us, and I am deeply saddened that this report has come to light,” he said in a statement.
“In the coming days, we will be making an assessment of the situation and will be doing everything to prevent any kind of misuse of our products.”
Bar-On said the chain had received “an unprecedented amount of calls” and would be taking the situation “very seriously” as a precaution.
“To be clear, the store will not sell any products containing any animal parts,” he added.
“Our customers are safe and protected.
The safety and safety of our customers and our customers’ pets are of utmost importance.”
In 2014, Israel’s Ministry of Health ordered the closure of the country’s only kosher supermarket, Bar- On, after the publication of a damning report that detailed a chain of businesses that sold dog foods laced with animal products.
The chain was the first kosher grocery in Israel and sold pet food, meat, pet supplies and other products.
In the wake of the publication, the chain closed its doors.
The government had previously been considering whether to allow kosher dog meat in restaurants, but the measure was shelved following the publication.
The government decided to relax the regulations in April.