Friday, March 09, 2007

FDA recalls bottled water from Armenian co.

Water Technology Online, NY
March 8 2007

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to drink bottled water brands from Jermuk, an Armenian producer of mineral water, according to a March 8 United Press International report.

Three brands of Jermuk water were shown to have arsenic levels of 500 to 600 micrograms per liter; this exceeds the FDA's standard for quality bottled water, which allows for no more than 10 micrograms of arsenic per liter.

The water being recalled is packaged in green bottles that carry any of these labels: "Jermuk Original Sparkling Natural Mineral Water Fortified With Natural Gas From The Spring;" "Jermuk Sodium Calcium Bicarbonate and Sulphate Mineral Water;" or "Jermuk, Natural Mineral Water Sparkling."

Jermuk, which distributes its water internationally, has been in business since 1951.

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