No need for concern in Armenia over excessive nitrates found in “Aparan” by Roscontrol – regulator

No need for concern in Armenia over excessive nitrates found in “Aparan” by Roscontrol – regulator

YEREVAN, June 24. /ARKA/. There is no need for concern in Armenia over the excess of microorganisms and nitrates found in “Aparan” drinking water by Russia’s watchdog, head of border checkpoint coordination at Armenia’s food safety service Arman Margaryan said.

The Russian watchdog Roscontrol’s laboratory tests revealed concentration of bacteria in Armenian “Aparan” drinking water is 3-5 times above the norm and that of nitrates is the double of what is allowed for high-category water.

“There are no reasons for panic in Armenia on this, as we have not received any complaints from citizens”, Margaryan said.

Margaryan also said no special certificates are needed for certain goods while importing them to Russia and some other countries; the manufacturers’ own marking on products is sufficient. This means it is the producer himself who is responsible for poor quality or the supplier as improper transportation may also affect the quality of goods, he said.

Margaryan said regular tests of drinking water produced in Armenia are made once every several years. Yet, off-schedule tests are made by the food safety service upon customers’ complaints.

Waterlok company told ARKA they were informed about laboratory tests of their “Aparan” water by Roscontrol. They also said the company will comment on the matter later.

Waterlok founded in 2000 owns two springs in the ecologically clean area in Armenia, at the base of Aragats Mount. –0--

13:13 24.06.2014

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