Food supply inspectors in Ismailia have apprehended workers at an unlicensed factory in Abu Suweir that had been selling bottles filled with tap water and labeled with trademarks of established mineral water companies.
Police detained the owner’s son and confiscated the materials inside.
Among other things, two water filters and 2000 labels bearing the names of well-known mineral water companies were confiscated.
On Wednesday, the government’s Consumer Protection Agency warned citizens not to drink seven mineral water products which, it said, came from unknown sources. Those products included Safa, al-Waha, Jana, Sahara, Life, Al-Wadi, and Zamzam. The agency said that this water is a health risk because it originated from unlicensed factories.
The agency added that these seven water products are not among the 17 registered at the Health Ministry.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm