News

Nestlé Egypt Recalls Bottled Water as ‘Precautionary Measure’ Following Contamination Report

Nestlé Egypt Recalls Bottled Water as ‘Precautionary Measure’ Following Contamination Report

maxresdefault

Nestlé Egypt has begun recalling its bottled water products suspected to contain “unacceptable levels” of bacteria following a report from health inspectors that found some products to be contaminated, the company announced in a statement.

Last week, local media outlets reported that inspectors from the health ministry’s Health and Food Control Administration found high levels of algae and E. coli bacteria in tested water samples from bottling plants belonging to Nestlé and PepsiCo’s Aquafina in the Beheira and Sharqiya governorates. According to the investigators’ report, the bacteria levels found in the samples made the water “unfit for human consumption.”

According to the report, the issue arose with the 1.5 L bottles for the three companies, Nestlé’s 330 ml bottles and Aquafina’s 600 ml bottles. The health ministry ordered the companies to recall these bottles and present them to public prosecution for further investigation.

Nestlé confirmed in its statement, released on Saturday, that it has since recalled its 1.5 L and 330 ml bottles from the market.

The company maintained that the recall was a “precautionary measure” and that all of its products currently available for sale are “100% safe.”

Aquafina and Nestlé’s Pure Life control a combined 71 percent of Egypt’s bottled water market, according to a 2013 report from the Egyptian Competition Authority.

Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France
Egypt Court Sentences Inmates to 7 Years in Prison for 2013 Killing of French Teacher

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

What is the Punishment for Sexual Harassment in Egypt?

Egyptian StreetsAugust 18, 2018

National Council for Women Introduces New Poll App

Mirna AbdulaalAugust 17, 2018

Egypt’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.9%: CAPMAS

Mirna AbdulaalAugust 16, 2018

FIFA Rankings: Egypt Drops 20 Places After World Cup

Sara AhmedAugust 16, 2018

Tunisian President Seeks to Establish Equal Inheritance

Sara AhmedAugust 15, 2018

Netanyahu and Sisi Secretly Met to Discuss Ceasefire in Gaza

Mirna AbdulaalAugust 14, 2018

New Laws Introduced to Solve Traffic Problems

Mirna AbdulaalAugust 14, 2018

Prominent Egyptian Marxist Samir Amin Dies at 86

Mirna AbdulaalAugust 13, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.