India -Govt. of Assam prohibits sale of Bailley brand packaged drinking water – Biological Parameter Issues

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The state of Assam has prohibited the manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of Bailley brand packaged drinking water effective from January 18 citing violation of  Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

It is learnt that some samples tested by Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Assam, were found violating biological parameters. Also there were issues with high fluoride content.

In this regard, a statement by the FDA says, “In the interest of public health, the packaged drinking water has been banned from production for a period of 30 days, effective today (January 18).”

The packaged drinking water in question is being manufactured by Udayak Agro Products Pvt. Ltd in Kahilakuchi, Satgaon in Guwahati, while the testing was done at various labs including reference lab in Kolkata.

Meanwhile, L R Nampui, designated officer, food safety, Kamrup (M), Guwahati, revealed that during a routine drive, it was found that the packaged water concerned was not complying with the norms.

He pointed out, “As a part of routine work, food safety officers set out on the duty with their team to M/s Udayak Agro Products Pvt. Ltd in Kahilakuchi, Satgaon in Guwahati and collected the samples of packaged drinking water in which fluoride and microbiological parameters were found in violation of the prescribed norms.”

He informed that the Assam government has given 30 days rectification time to the brand.

Bailley is a packaged drinking water brand of Parle Agro. When contacted, the company did not respond to queries.

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