The RO Chilled Water Manufacturers Association is seeking the judiciary’s help in challenging the Foods and Drugs Administration’s (FDA) action of stopping them from selling their products without Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification.
There were 16 petitioners from Akola, Bhandara and Nagpur, who moved to the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court after FDA teams raided their premises in the last couple of weeks. The respondents under the FSS Act, 2006, issued orders prohibiting the sale of chilled water, being sold openly by them apparently in unhygienic conditions.
The petitioners prayed for quashing or staying various prohibition orders issued by FDA officers in these three cities. They also insist on asking respondents not to compel them to obtain a license from BIS to sell the water.