Manufacturers have been warned by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) not to produce bottled and sachet water without permits.
The Authority stated that the operation of such facilities without adhering to the necessary rules constitutes a risk to the public’s health in a news statement that was signed by the Chief Executive Officer.
“The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has noted with concern the increased number of non-compliance among some sachet/bottled water producers. This has the potential to compromise public health, including causing an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, and typhoid,” parts of the statement read.
All manufacturers without licenses were urged by the FDA to halt operations, take steps to regularize their businesses, and register their goods right now.
The Authority stated that any manufacturer that disobeys this will be subject to legal repercussions.
“The FDA’s industrial support team is available to provide training and technical support to the industry,” they noted.
Before making a purchase, the FDA advised the general public to check the registration status of regulated items on their website or via the appropriate channel.