The Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSA) has appealed to the general public to inform the authority if they come across any packaged drinking water manufacturing unit selling its cans without ISI symbol.
The public can inform the Designated Officer of FSSA, NPC hospital premises, Nazarbad, Mysuru, either through phone on 0821-2438144 firstname.lastname@example.org
All packaged drinking water units have been instructed to strictly adhere to the safety parameters prescribed for them that include using only groundwater drawn from borewell. As part of the process, water should be subjected to proper filtration, a chemical analysis for fluoride and arsenic content, and it has to be checked for bacterial and fungal contamination.
After completing the process, water should be filled in the can, sealed and stored for at least 48 hours before the same are distributed to consumers.
Strict action will be taken against the manufacturers and distributors failing to abide by the rules, said a press statement from the FSSA, Mysuru.