Tnuva recalls vegan cheese product after metal shards found inside

Food manufacturing giant says ‘malfunction’ caused small pieces of metal to enter its ‘Alternative Classic Sliced Yellow Cheese’ product; affected customers eligible for refund

Alternative Classic Sliced Yellow Cheese made by Tnuva. (Supplied/Health Ministry)
Alternative Classic Sliced Yellow Cheese made by Tnuva. (Supplied/Health Ministry)

Vegan cheese produced by a major manufacturer was recalled on Sunday due to concerns that metal shards had found their way into a “limited amount” of the product.

In a joint statement with the Health Ministry, manufacturing giant Tnuva said it had recalled certain 200-gram packets of “Alternative Classic Sliced Yellow Cheese” because of a “malfunction.”

It warned consumers that any packets stamped with a use-by date between February 21 and 25 of 2023 should be disposed of and that customers were entitled to a refund.

“All Tnuva products go through a long process of strict checks before leaving the factory to ensure their quality in all respects. We apologize for this incident,” Tnuva said.

In August last year, a Tnuva customer found a mouse head in a packet of Sunfrost frozen green beans, and parts of a snake and a dead snail were found in two other separate incidents, causing a recall of the product.

The incident resulted in Health Ministry inspectors visiting a Tnuva factory and instructing the company to improve it food health and safety protocols.

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