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.


Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

Updated 21 August 2018
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Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

JEDDAH: A baby boy was born at a holy site in Saudi Arabia while Muslim pilgrims were performing Hajj rituals on Monday.

A Saudi Press Agency report said a Jordanian woman gave birth to the baby at the Jabal Al-Rahma Hospital in Arafat .

Arafat, about 20 kilometers southeast of Makkah, is where Muslims performing Hajj go to pray on the ninth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar for the most important part of the pilgrimage. 

The father named the child "Wadah" after the director of the hospital for his kind care and attention, the report said.

It added that the hospital's medical staff provided medical care for the child and his mother, who are both in good health.