The Food Service in the Ministry of Health warns the public against the consumption of the following alcoholic beverages: Josephin- Bonaparte BRANDY XO and Vodka Moldova, due to danger to public health. ​

Following a complaint received from the National Unit for the Enforcement of the Prohibition of Fraud in Kashrut Law in the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, this issue has been investigated by the Food Service at the Ashkelon District Health Bureau, and in testing performed by the laboratory of the Standards Institution of Israel, it was found that the following products have a methanol level that exceeds that permitted by the Israeli Standard “Alcoholic Drinks” (I.S. 1572).
The Food Service in the Ministry of Health warns the public against the consumption of the alcoholic beverages described below, whose labels do not show the manufacturer’s/importer’s name and address:
Warning Against the Consumption of the Following Alcoholic Beverages: Josephin- Bonaparte BRANDY XO and Vodka Moldova
The Ministry of Health calls on the public not to consume these beverages due to suspected danger to public health.
A methanol level that exceeds the permitted amount could cause blindness or even death. Methanol poisoning manifests as dizziness, confusion, weakness, headache, vomiting, abdominal pain and even convulsions.