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Warning over tainted soft drink

Yasin Kakande

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AJMAN // Up to 230 cases of Vimto have been cleared from shop shelves after tests found they were contaminated with bacteria and fungi.

Municipality inspectors collected samples for laboratory examination after consumers complained about strange-tasting 250ml packs of the popular soft drink.

"The tests found large amounts of bacteria and fungi in the drink, which falls short of the UAE accepted health standards," said Khalid Al Hosni, the executive director of environment and public health at the municipality.

"The fungi found in the drink produce dangerous toxins that could lead to serious diseases."

He urged the public not to buy the drink if they found it in stores and to report shops selling it to the municipality at 80026 and 06743858 or 064780809.

Humaid Al Muala, the director general of environment and public health, said other emirates and municipalities and the Ministry of Environment had been notified.

Whether Vimto's manufacturer would be fined was a matter for the ministry, said Mr Al Muala.

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