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A Disturbing Fact: 50% of Bottled Drinking Water Is Contaminated!

The Food Quality Controller found that 16 out of 27 bottled water samples were unfit for consumption
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A Disturbing Fact: 50% of Bottled Drinking Water Is Contaminated!

Nepal’s Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) revealed a disturbing fact pertaining to bottled drinking water.

According to the Department, around 50% of the bottled drinking water being sold in the domestic market has been found to be contaminated, posing serious health risks.

The DFTQC had tested 27 samples of the processed drinking water in the last fiscal year. It was found that 16 of the total samples were contaminated enough to prescribe as unfit for consumption.

 

Without further ado, the Department has filed cases against the concerned bottled water production companies at the district courts.Nepal’s Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC)

Following are some of the water companies accused by the DFTQC:

  • Sheetal Jal Pani Udyog, Nawalparasi
  • Mount Everest Drinking Water Udyog, Nawalparasi
  • Kanchan Mineral Water Udyog, Banke
  • Yeti Beverage Pvt Ltd, Kavrepalanchok
  • Gaushankar GS Mineral Water, Kavrepalanchok
  • Prakriti Jal Udyog, Sunsari
  • Karmacharya Mineral and Beverage Industries, Rupandehi
  • Prasiddha Water Industries, Rupandehi
  • Universal Drinking Water Industries, Kapilvastu
  • Nepa Mineral Water Pvt Ltd, Kaski
  • Deuti Darshan Water and Beverage Pvt Ltd, Surkhet
  • Madhyapaschim Water and Beverage Pvt Ltd, Surkhet
  • Sheetal Jal Udyog, Kathmandu

In the fiscal year 2020/21, the Quality Control Department filed cases against a total of 100 firms accused of selling adulterated food products, such as dairy, spices, animal feed, snacks, edible oil, sweets, and noodles.

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