Packaged drinking water units raided

Inspectors of food safety and quality returned empty handed after conducting a raid against units involved in packaging drinking water, who were operating without obtaining the certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), in the district on Wednesday.

The inspectors had decided to raid R P Dambal and company in Somanahalli in Maddur taluk and Tanu Enterprises in Gejjalagere. However, with both the units having downed their shutters, the inspectors had to return empty-handed. Both these units have to obtain BIS certificates. 

The units had failed to respond to the notices following which the authorities decided to conduct the raid. 

He said discussions would be held with additional deputy commissioner to take legal action against illegal units involved in packaging drinking water. These units need to be equipped with a laboratory and personnel.While returning from these units, authorities stopped a vehicle transporting drinking water. They seized the vehicle as it didn’t have the necessary documents.

The district has 14 packaged drinking water units, of which only four are authorised.

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