|Bisleri packaged water banned in State for a month|
GUWAHATI, Sept 14 - The Commissionerate of Food Safety, Assam recently declared the packaged drinking water (with added minerals) produced and marketed by the Bisleri brand as unsafe in terms of provisions of Section 3(1) of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.
According to a notification issued by Commissioner of Food Safety Dr Chandrima Baruah, the sample of Bisleri’s mineral-added packaged drinking water did not conform to the prescribed standard with respect to fluoride content during a recent test carried out by the food analyst of the State government.
The report published by the State public health laboratory stated that the sample of the packaged drinking water contained around 6.25 mg fluoride per litre which crossed the maximum limit of 1 mg per litre.
The Commissioner has also served an improvement notice to the company and imposed prohibition on manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of the said product in the State for one month. During this period the manufacturer can make this product in the presence of a food safety officer for further testing and analysis purpose only.