There are many local bakeries operating within Pakistan but ‘Gourmet’ is one of the more popular brands in Pakistan as it not only operates in many cities of the country but also operates internationally. The company provides food products, baked goods, sweets, water, fizzy drinks, catering services and much more.
Gourmet water is also very popular, especially in Lahore, but the city was jolted when the Pakistan Council of Research for Water Resources (PCRWR) declared Gourmet and four other bottled water brands ‘unfit for human consumption’.
PCRWR released a statement on Monday where they revealed the name of brands which have poor hygiene in their bottled water. The names are listed below:
- Aqua Super Life
- Aqua Splash
- Marina Drinking Water
The official statement released by Pakistan Council of Research for Water Resources (PCRWR) can be read below:
Poor quality of water has been an issue for Pakistan for a while now. That’ why bottled water is fairly popular, however, many companies were found to be selling contaminated water. To avoid these issues the Pakistani government, with the help of Ministry of Science and Technology, assigned PCRWR for quarterly monitoring of bottled water brands.
According to the evaluation report from the second quarter of 2018, samples of water from Mineral Bottled water brands have been collected from: