PFA Bans Sale of Mineral Water Brands All Over Pakistan
Importance of water:
Punjab Food Authority (PFA) bans sale of Bottled water brands. As you know that water is very important for our life. We cannot live without water. It plays very important role in our daily life like blood in our body. Its very essential for us. If we want healthy life so, we should drink water 6 to 8 glass per a day. You know what? Dirty water may caused different diseases like belly pain, stomach pain, flu and infections. Therefore we should avoid to drink dirty water because its very dangerous for us and our life. We can keep our skin fresh by water because 70% part of our body consist on water.
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Bottled Water Brands:
Punjab Food Authority (PFA) bans sale of Bottled water brands all over Pakistan. Punjab Food Authority (PFA) surveyed Lahore and unruffled samples from crosswise the city. The samples were then sent to Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research for testing. Samples from a total of fourteen companies were collected and tested.
PFA bans sale of these Companies:
The Authority banned bottled water brands from the following companies:
Testing Bottled water brands:
Following companies went through the testing phase by PFA;
- Bottle Water
- Pure Drinking Water
- Nestle Pure Life
- Murree Sparkletts
- Zam Zam
- Aqua Safe
- Blu Water
It is indeed bewildering and shocking that not a single one of these Bottled water brands met the criteria of being labeled as ‘mineral water’. Out of these 14 only 11 passed the test to be labeled as ‘Plain or Safe water.’
It is evident that companies are misleading the public by using the term ‘mineral water’ for their branding despite only being plain or safe water. To counter that, PFA has advised the respective companies to make the necessary changes.
Apart from the 11 companies, three were banned from producing and supplying water. According to the tests, hazardous material, including germs and chemicals harmful to human health, were found in the water samples taken from these companies.
Punjab Food Authority (PFA) immediately banned these Bottled water brands to stop their production and call back their stock that is already in the market.
Instead of acknowledging the decision and taking measures to provide safe water, the companies’ representatives approached Punjab Food Authority (PFA) to allow them to resume production. The representatives appealed to DG PFA and asked him to re-test the water samples.
Noor ul Amin Mengal, DG PFA, however, told them that they cannot continue production. He further directed the companies to get clearance certificate before selling the current batches in line.
Director General Punjab Food Authority (PFA) further informed the representatives that they have the right to appeal. Upon appeal, samples will be re-tested from government and private laboratories.
If companies pass the quality standards, they will be allowed to resume production. If they fail the test again, this time their production will be stopped and their premises will also be sealed.
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