Alexa 3 water company licenses cancel, 7 postpones

Dhaka, Monday   17 February 2020


3 water company licenses cancel, 7 postpones

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:44 PM, 26 February 2019   Updated: 03:59 PM, 26 February 2019

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Referring to the approved 10 brand bottles and Jar water in the market as low quality, the BSTI has submitted a report to the High Court (HC). 

The report said the activities of BSTI from January 1 to February 18 of this year. During this, the seven of the ten companies’ licenses were suspended and three were canceled. 

The report was submitted to the bench comprising Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Rajik Al Jalil on Tuesday. The court then asked the safe food about their work to operate the water. The HC ordered to provide their work within next Tuesday.  

Deputy Attorney Md Mokhlesur Rahman was present for the state. Md JR Khan Robin was present for the petitioner. Barrister Muhammad Faridul Islam (Farid) was on behalf of the safe food authority. 

It is said in the report that during the period, 69 surveillance teams were conducted drives and seized 33575 illegal water jar and 65 cases were filed. 28 samples were collected from the market for the test. Out of 22 reports, 12 are standard and 10 are lower. 

And after asking the 10 companies to show cause, 3 companies didn’t respond. So their license was canceled. The remaining 7 are asked for time to improve the quality. That’s why their license has been postponed. 36 factories have been stopped due to no license. 

Licenses canceled companies are – ‘Ananda Plus’ brand of Ananda Food & Beverage, ‘Real First’ brand of Real Food & Beverage, ‘Best One’ of Best One Drinking.

Licenses postponed companies are - Safe International’s ‘Kanny’ brand (Jar), Sinha Bangladesh Trade Limited’s ‘Aqua Mineral’ brand (small bottle), ‘Alma’ brand (small bottle) of Ast Beverage Limited, M/S Crystal Food & Beverage’s CFB brand (Jar), ‘Osma’ Brand of M/S Urotech Trade & Technology (Jar), ‘Epic’ brand of Unity Agro Food and Beverage Industries (Jar), Fruits and Flavors’ ‘Yummy Yummy’ brand (Flat Bottle).