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McDowell's water banned in J&K after e-Coli found

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Jammu and Kashmir's has banned the sale and supply of McDowell's packaged in the state after the detection of E. coli bacteria in it.

An official statement by the described McDowell's No.1 Platinum Packaged as "unsafe".

"The public in general and the stakeholders in particular are informed through the medium of this notice to discontinue use or stop sale of above products," said the notice dated March 29.

The Safety and (FSSAI), however, will not go for any action against McDowell's packaged water at the national level as the issue was found in only a particular batch, its said.

"It doesn't require action at the national level. They found E.coli in one particular lot or batch and they have issued an alert. It's about a particular batch, not about an overall brand," Agarwal told IANS.

"The batch may have been processed in a unit in J&K... that they have not been able to confirm to me. If the particular unit where the batch was processed is located in that particular state, it would be advisable for them to visit that and see the hygiene practices in that unit."

The FSSAI also said that the has also given liberty to the company to get their products tested at a FSSAI notified lab and "it is for the company to that".

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, April 01 2019. 21:40 IST
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