Tehina and Hummus pastes and salads are very popular in Israel. So, whenever salmonella or other such bacteries are discovered in these products, consumers get hysterical.
*The other day, while at the supermarket, I came upon a jar with four big white fish meat balls. The label on the jar looked attractive: low calorie/high protein value, no sugar added. But then I saw the expiring date: 2020; we're not even in 2017 yet! That means the fish balls are packed with lots of preservatives.
*The sad thing is that even if one prepares one's food at home, still the ingredients ( including veggies which could be contaminated either by worms or by chemicals used to destroy those worms) - are bought from external sources: the store or farmer markets.
Those who grow their own food (veggies, meat, eggs, fruit) - do better, of course; however a lot depends on the standard of hygiene in their homes and garden areas.
* internet pictures