By Shane McGinley
Gov't found some bottles were found to contain excessive levels of bromide
Abu Dhabi authorities have recalled Masafi bottled water from shelves after some containers were found to contain excessive chemical levels, the WAM official news agency confirmed on Tuesday.
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), under instruction from the Ministry of Environment and Water, has withdrawn Masafi 500ml water bottles manufactured on February 17 this year and with an expiry date of February 16, 2013, after they were found to contain high levels of bromide.
WAM reported that the ADFCA had been in touch with the company and the bottles concerned were withdrawn with the last few days.
“The safety of the consumers is our highest priority and no effort will be spared in ensuring that all food products sold or circulated within the emirate are safe and fit for consumption,” said Mohamed Jalal Al Reyaysa, director of communication and community service at ADFCA.
“We would like to clarify that water bottles with manufacturing and expiry dates other than the ones mentioned above are safe,” he added.
Fellow water company Sana' was also asked to withdraw water manufacturing and expiry dates of February 25 2012 and May 24, 2013, respectively after they were found to contain higher than permitted chemical levels.
what about other companies? are they safe?
Few days back .. a salesman from water purifier co. showed me the impurity in bottled water.. Was shocked to see the same. CAn anyone guide if it is safe to drink the bottled water or there is a better option
water purifier co is playing tricks with chemicals.they will prove any mineral water as unsafe,so that they can sell the equipment.in this case if u read properly this chemical was found in one bottle only and they withdrew whole batch.so don't be panic.masafi is one of the trusted brand in uae
This is a trick played by the water purifier co. sales persons. They use chemistry to try and prove that water from other sources is highly impure.
Having said this, you can use a water purifier from a reputed brand. My family is using this since the last many years. The taste is good and you recover the cost in one year's time.