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The Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency, ZCSA, is impressed with compliance levels for bottled drinking water being supplied on the market in Ndola District of Copperbelt Province.

A recent market surveillance inspection conducted by ZCSA in Masala, Chifubu, Twapya, Pamodzi and Town Centre in Ndola District  revealed that the bottled drinking water in most trading outlets is compliant with the Zambian Standard – ZS 388: Bottled Drinking Water – Specification.

ZCSA Acting Manager-Communications and Public Relations, Brian Hatyoka, therefore says the general compliance levels for bottled drinking water in the surveyed Townships currently stands at 82 percent compared to 78 percent recorded last year.

“38 manufacturers, brands and trading outlets inspected were complaint while eight were non-compliant according to the findings of the market surveillance inspection,” said Mr. Hatyoka in a statement issued to RCV News in Lusaka today.

Mr. Hatyoka said the nature of the non-compliance incidents included failure to register with ZCSA as required by the Compulsory Standards Act and failure to indicate batch numbers on the products.

“The Agency has since taken samples of the non-compliant bottled drinking water to the laboratory for further analysis,” said Mr. Hatyoka.

He also urged manufacturers, importers and traders of products covered by compulsory standards to register with the Agency for them to legally supply products on the market.

By Eva Hatontola

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