Bottled water units sealed

Amritsar Samples taken for tests; none of them could produce licence Amritsar, October 8 Health officials sealed three “illegal” water packaging units and one tamarind processing unit in Dana Mandi and Anngarh here on Monday.
The factories were being run under the brand names of Rose Aqua, Aqua Diamond and Raj Aqua.
District Health Officer Dr Lakhbir Singh Bhagowalia said the units did not have permission to pack and sell bottled water.
The units did not have food safety license, BIS certification and lab testing facility.
“They were packing non-purified water, thus fooling buyers.
We have seized around 25,000 bottles and glasses,” said the health official, adding that nine samples, three from each, had also been sent for lab test.
The team also sealed a processing and packaging unit of tamarind, namely Gurj Chemical Works, sell its product under the brand name of Premium Fresh Tamarind.
The operators of the unit could not produce any licence.
“We also found the factory lacking in cleanliness and hygiene,” said Bhagowalia.
The team took four samples of tamarind from the place.

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