Centralized water purification systems are necessary in food and pharma factories, and also in restaurants and food courts.
The recent news about Torrent Pharma is confusing. I am unable to understand why a pharmaceutical manufacturer with many years of export experience, has a contaminated water supply system – https://theprint.in/health/torrent-pharma-warned-by-us-again-this-time-for-using-bacteria-contaminated-water-system/324183/ .
Yes, many things can go wrong in maintaining quality in a pharmaceuticals manufacturing plant. Especially in a country like India, where people often flout processes and systems. Employees could often not follow the rules, leading to quality problems.
But what is the problem in ensuring that the central water purifying unit is working well and that it’s output is tested frequently? Surely, this is easy to put in place and control?
Unfortunately, this is not the case only with this pharma manufacturer. Most restaurants and food courts in India do not use purified water for washing their utensils and cutlery.
Even restaurants that have sound water purification systems tend to use purified water only for drinking water.
By not using purified water for handwashing and utensils washing, they endanger the health and well being of their customers.