The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned the general public to refrain from drinking Anointed Family Water, a sachet-water brand; and the unregistered Rena Aqua, another sachet-water brand.
Retailers and distributors are also warned to remove all stocks of both brands in trade until further notice.
The FDA has therefore suspended production and distribution of the aforementioned sachet-water brands, which it said are produced under unhygienic conditions following inspection.
The inspection forms part of the Authority’s routine activities to ensure safe production of drinking water.
In a press statement signed by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and copied to the B&FT, it stated: “The Food and Drugs Authority has suspended the operations of Anointed Family Water, a registered sachet water brand with registration number FDA/WT 22G-595 produced at New Bortianor under unhygienic and insanitary conditions at the risk of public health and safety, following a recent inspection of its facility by the Authority”.
Furthermore, FDA said during its inspection the team “also found several pieces of Rena Aqua Sachet water – an unregistered brand – on the premises, which were seized”.
The FDA noted that it remains committed to its mission of safeguarding public health by ensuring strict adherence to regulations and standards in the food and beverage industry.
It urged consumers to be vigilant and report any concerns regarding the safety and quality of regulated products to the FDA.