Bahrain water plant shut over violations
Manama, July 10, 2012
A bottled water plant in Bahrain has been shut down for violating public health rules and regulations.
A joint team from the Health Ministry and Industry and Commerce Ministry's consumer protection directorate inspected it and detected violations.
The team submitted a report to Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi who ordered plant closed, in accordance with the law until irregularities have been cleared up. Samples were taken for laboratory analysis and results will be ready within 48 hours.
The plant may face permanent closure if there is evidence of serious violations, said Health Ministry's international and public relations director Abdulaziz Al Rifai.
A campaign will be launched this week to ensure all such plants adhere to quality standards, Al Rifai said. Earlier, the plant had been warned and fined and its work suspended until violations were cleared up. – TradeArabia News Service