Packaged bottle water with foreign particles seized

IMPHAL, May 8: A team of officials of the Directorate of Food Safety yesterday seized several bottled water of 'Alpine Premium Packaged water" brand after a customer complained of finding foreign particles floating inside the said packed bottles that he had purchased in bulk for a religious feast.

The packaged water bottles carry the information that the bottling and packaging has been done at Luwangshangbam, Koirengei.

Brojendro Khaba Deputy Commissioner of Food Safety addressed the media at a press conference at his office chamber and said the department was informed about the bottles by one Sarungbam Nabachandra of Thokchom Leikai. Nabachandra had reported that he had  found foreign particles like fungus floating inside the water bottles which he had brought in bulk for use at a religious ceremony from a shop “RK Sana Dukan” in his locality yesterday.

Soon after receiving the information, the department dispatched a team to the said shop and found the water bottles of “Alpine Premium Packaged Drinking Water” packaged at Koirengei Luwangshabam, Imphal with foreign particles, he said.

Pointing out the water bottles carry both the ISI and the BIS Licence marks which are compulsory for such items, Brojendro Khaba said that  the authenticity of the marks cannot however be ascertained.

He said he will address the issue to the BIS licencing office of NE region at Guwahati himself and take proper action against anyone found guilty.

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