Organisation Working Group
Dear Member of Muslim Organisation Working Group
Muslim Organisation Working Group (MOWG)
Following the last meeting
of the MOWG the Food Standards Agency is taking action to remind members of the
Muslim Community of the risks of drinking bottled water described or labelled as
Zam Zam. This action is being taken as tests have shown that water sold as Zam
Zam in the UK, or brought into the UK as a personal import may contain high
levels of arsenic and nitrates.
To bring this information to the
attention of the Muslim Community the FSA has today (30th July 2010)
published the attached press release. We have also written to Local Authority
Enforcement Officers and Port Health Authorities to ensure that they are aware
of this issue (letter attached).
I would like to request that you
disseminate this information as widely as possible to ensure that members of
your community are made aware of the potential risks of drinking water labelled
as Zam Zam.
Please do contact me if you have any questions in relation
to this matter. Thank you for your continuing assistance.
Senior External Affairs Manager
London WC2B 6NH
T 020 7276 8000