Seven days ago, the public was informed that there was also bottled water on sale that contained bacteria that it should not contain, but the authorities did not mention the name of that water and who its producer was.
The Institute for Public Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) announced at a press conference last week that they analyzed 70 samples of bottled water and that bacteria were found in seven of them that should not be present.
It is claimed that the disputed bottled water has been withdrawn from the market, but it is not known exactly which water it is. The fact that the authorities have not yet announced this information has caused considerable fear among citizens, because they fear for their health. What are the health consequences for those who drank the disputed bottled water?
A large number of citizens wanted to find out what is this water. There were also reactions on social networks. Among those reactions is another question: Why was the analysis of the suitability of bottled water done in the first place if the authorities do not want, will not or cannot announce which water is safe to drink and which is not?
Public health is one of the most important, if not the most important priority and the authorities should act accordingly. The continued absence of the necessary data will further fuel public suspicion that public health is not a priority and further increase fear among the population.
On November 18th, the day after the publication of the results of the analysis of bottled water, journalists sent an inquiry to the Entity Institute for Public Health: in the bottled water of which seven producers were found bacteria that should not be present, i.e. which are those products, whether those who drank that water are at risk of health and how will producers of bottled water in which bacteria has been found be treated?
Journalists did not receive the answers until the publication of the text, but they will publish them if they receive them later.
Also, the Federal Administration for Inspection Affairs (FUZIP) was asked what bottled water is it, whether it is true that it was withdrawn from the market, if it was withdrawn, when did it happen, whether sanctions were imposed on the producers. There is still no answer, Klix.ba reports.