Israel’s Health Ministry Finds High Lead Traces in Industrial Coffee Machines

The Times of Israel reports: The Health Ministry on Tuesday warned Israelis to avoid purchasing coffee from cafes and restaurants after irregular amounts of lead traces were discovered in industrial coffee makers across the country.

In a statement, the ministry said it has detected “higher than permitted” lead concentrations (above 10ppb) in the water of machines frequently used by coffee shops, hotels, and offices.

It said it was launching nationwide recalls and tests along with the Economy Ministry, which were expected to last about a month, to ensure the machines were producing coffee that was safe for consumption.

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