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Ants in mineral water; Mumbai plant shut

September 12, 2003 15:59 IST

Food and Drug Administration authorities in Maharashtra on Friday suspended production at a mineral water plant in Vile Parle, Mumbai, following reports that ants were found in one of the bottles from there.

"We have asked the plant to suspend production till they rectify the lapses relating to safety and purification of water for human consumption," FDA Director Uttam Khobragade said.

Thebottle in questionwas detected at Alibag, Raigad district, on Wednesday and subsequently a complaint was lodged with the FDA.

The underground water storage tank of the plant was not "well protected" and its cover was rusted, he said.

Since the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is the licensing authority, the FDA has also asked them to look into the matter, he said.

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Sub: Ants in Mineral Water

The same thing happened to me when I visited Kerala three years ago. When I brought it to the attention of the shopkeeper, he coolly ...

Posted by Bindu Rameshan

Sub: Why is the company name not mentioned?

What is the use of hiding the company name? Journalists should be bold enough to mention the name of the company. This is just a ...

Posted by Michael David

Sub: No Name????

Why there is no mention of company's name in the article...????Is there any doubt of loosing any revenue from that company to Rediff!!!! It should ...

Posted by Abhijeet Vaidya

Sub: Hurried strokes

Why do people jump to conclusions? First they should find out whether the ant was found dead or alive. If it was alive then definitely ...

Posted by proloy

Sub: Ants in mineral water

please name the brand of mineral water..why rediff shy of exposing it?

Posted by Amit Akolkar



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