(Wednesday 21st November 2018 Issue)
Authorities at The Gambia Food Safety and Quality said it has come to their notice that Sunshine Industries of Kanifing Industrial Area – the producer of ‘Best’ bottled water has distributed bottles of water that do not meet the hygienic requirements for food and feed, as per the Food Safety and Quality Act 2011.
“These products have been found to contain visible signs of contamination. Furthermore, due to the company’s lack of implementation of traceability and recall plans, which is an important requirement of the Authority for product traceability and recall in case of a food safety emergency, the Authority urgently asks for the withdrawal of Best bottled Water from the market.”
The public is hereby informed that the water in bottle named ‘Best’ might pose a risk to health and should not be consumed. “The Authority is hereby appealing to the general public to take note of this information and desist from buying these products until laboratory analysis is done to verify the safety of the water.”
“We also kindly urge all persons who have purchased this water to contact the Authority and also return it to the point of purchase.”