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FDA raids water packaging cos in 17 districts, seals one

  • FDA raids water packaging cos in 17 districts, seals one

    Summary: Officer said that there are several parameters to be followed before packing the drinking water but the companies were simply filtering the water normally and packaging it for sale. It was found that there were no labs of equipments required to filter water in the companies. RAIPUR: Officials of food and drug administration department on Friday collected 28 packaged drinking water samples from companies running illegally in 17 districts across the state.Officials said one such company was sealed after it was found that tap water was being packed in bottles and it didn't have the requisite certificate. "A company Asha Jal was sealed on the spot as it didn't have the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) certificate which is mandatory for any water packaging company to possess. "But FDA would keep an eye on them and nab them soon," Dr Dewangan said.Companies raided were located in Raipur, Raigarh, Ambikapur, Mahasamund, Janjgir, Dhamtari, Baloda Bazaar, Gariyaband, Bemetara, Korba, Balrampur, Mungeli, Rajnandgaon, Kawardha, Kondagaon, Balod and Bilaspur.

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