Researchers have developed a device that detects low concentrations of methanol in alcoholic beverages.

Swiss experts have created and tested a portable device paired with a smartphone app that can measure methanol levels. When placed over an open container, the device uses a sensor that absorbs a vapor or gas
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Israel exports ready-to-eat fully cooked and not shelf-stable poultry products to the United States. And those exports may continue, according to a report by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

That’s because Israel has passed its latest foreign equivalency audit by the United States. The audit did not turn
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At least 13 people have died in Israel since the start of 2018 because of methanol poisoning from alcohol, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.

The agency reported these were only incidents examined in labs, so the actual number is estimated to be significantly higher.

Methanol in small amounts
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Federal officials are again urging consumers to check their homes for recalled tahini products that are associated with an international outbreak of Salmonella infections. Product expiration dates initially reported by the recalling company were incorrect. Some of the tahini doesn’t expire until 2021.

In the United States, five people from
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The Israeli Ministry of Health has reported almost 40 cases of Salmonella infection linked to tahini products that have also sickened five people in the United States.

The Ministry of Health found a possible connection between the Salmonella accumulation and tahini by Achdut with expiry dates April 7, 2019, through
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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the country’s Ministry of Health say that tehina and hummus products sold to the army by Shamir Salads were contaminated with Salmonella. After finding “health anomalies” in samples from the salads, IDF returned the products to the company. Two other salad producers, Tsabar (Sabra)
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