Saudi Food and Drug Authority warns against drinking Rokan and Al-Dar bottled water

Updated 17 November 2017
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Saudi Food and Drug Authority warns against drinking Rokan and Al-Dar bottled water

RIYADH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has warned people against drinking Rokan and Al-Dar bottled water, sizes 200, 330, and 600 ml, produced by Al-Dar factory for water, juice, and plastic in Madinah, for exceeding the acceptable limits of bromate.

The SFDA explained on its website (www.sfda.gov.sa) that it tested samples of the bottled water on different production dates and different sizes to determine their compatibility with Gulf standards for “bottled drinking water,” which state that the maximum amount of bromate should not exceed 10 parts per billion.

Test results of Rokan and Al-Dar water samples, sizes 200, 330, and 600 ml. showed that the water produced at Al-Dar factory for water, juice, and plastic in Madinah exceeded the maximum limits.

The SFDA recommended that consumers should avoid these products and dispose of with any quantities they may have, noting that it has taken the necessary action to ensure that the factory withdraws its products from local markets and halt production until they abide by the permitted amounts of bromate.


Saudi crown prince meets families of servicemen killed in line of duty

Updated 14 November 2018
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Saudi crown prince meets families of servicemen killed in line of duty

  • The prince welcomed the guests and passed on the greetings and appreciation of King Salman to all the families of all those killed

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first deputy prime minister and minister of defense, has met the families of members of the armed and security forces killed in the line of duty.
At the start of the reception, at the Royal Court on Nov. 13, the prince welcomed the guests and passed on the greetings and appreciation of King Salman to all the families of all those killed and the ruler’s pride in their sacrifices in defense of their religion and homeland. Prince Mohammed said many other families of fallen officers were not present at the gathering but that efforts would be made to meet them all, and that all families of fallen and wounded servicemen are cherished.
“We have assigned departments concerned with the families of the martyrs of the duty, wherever they are, to fulfill their requirements and to communicate with them, and we are in fact” one united family, the crown prince said.
He added that he was pleased to meet the families, and asked God to welcome those who had died, heal the injured, bless the efforts of the armed forces and security forces, and guide them to victory and success.
The families expressed happiness at meeting the crown prince and asked him to convey their greetings and appreciation to King Salman. Prince Mohammed was joined at the reception by other members of the royal family and officials.