FDA shuts down drinking water plant

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 24 March 2018

Pune: A packaged drinking water plant in Baner was closed down (prohibited) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for operating without mandatory licences. The firm was also allegedly using labels of several leading brands, but the quality of water was compromised.

SS Desai, Joint Commissioner (Food), FDA, Pune, said, “We prohibited the company after it was found that they were operating sans license. They have applied for a license. Meanwhile, our team has taken a sample of the water.”

Pune: A packaged drinking water plant in Baner was closed down (prohibited) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for operating without mandatory licences. The firm was also allegedly using labels of several leading brands, but the quality of water was compromised.

SS Desai, Joint Commissioner (Food), FDA, Pune, said, “We prohibited the company after it was found that they were operating sans license. They have applied for a license. Meanwhile, our team has taken a sample of the water.”

FDA officials said that the increased demand for drinking water bottles has resulted in the proliferation of packaged drinking water plants. 

As per the norms, licences from the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) are prerequisites to run a plant. 

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