Farsons recalls Aquadot batch
A batch of Aquadot Bottled Water has been found to be
defective and was recalled from the market yesterday, Ray Sciberras,
General Manager of the Soft Drinks Business Unit at Farsons, announced
The batch consists of 36 pallets of which eight pallets were still in
the company stores. The bottles affected are clearly coded as Batch
12 of June 2003. During the production of this particular batch only
there was a component failure which resulted in the water having a pungent
smell and sharp taste.
Sciberras said that the product had no microbiological faults, and the
product recall is being carried out in line with the procedures laid
down in the ISO 9001 standard. The recall is more of a precautionary
measure as the quality of this particular batch of Aquadot cannot be
guaranteed at this time.
Sciberras said that Farsons take its quality responsibilities very seriously
and in fact ordered the suspension of all sales of Aquadot even though
a relatively small quantity of the production run was affected.
The Department of Public Health has been informed about the situation
and any queries about the product should be made on Farsons Freephone
No. 8007 4403.