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Monday, April 9, 2012
Williamsburg, NY - ‘Toxic’ matzo maker chutzpah
Williamsburg, NY - The Satmer Matzo bakery defied a city Health Department order to halt production of the unleavened bread for Passover because it was using contaminated well water.
The city bans the use of well water to make food. The bakery is near the Newtown Creek Superfund Site, long a dumping ground for toxic chemicals.
The bakery installed a filtration system, but the water still failed city tests, showing excessive nitrite levels, a spokesman said.
Department spokesman Sam Miller conceded the threat of toxic matzo to consumers is minimal.
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