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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.

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