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Ajman shopping centre shut down for selling expired bottled water


DUBAI – A popular shopping centre in Ajman has been shut down after selling bottled water to a consumer who fell ill after drinking the water.

According to Ajman Department of Economic Development (ADED), the shopping centre was closed on Sunday (May 24) after the consumer filed a complaint.

The store was also given a hefty fine for selling items with misleading labels.

According to investigation, the consumer had fallen ill and suffered from diarrhea and fatigue after drinking the bottled water from the shopping centre. The customer had to be hospitalised for treatment.

The investigation also revealed that the bottled water was expired and offered as part of promotions. Officials confiscated 215 bottles of water.

Inspectors found that the water bottles were labeled with wrong expiry dates, said Hassan Al Shehhi, director of the department of anti-commercial fraud at ADED.

Meanwhile, Ajman authorities have launched an inspection of other supermarkets and groceries in the emirate to ensure that the affected bottled water is not sold there. ICA/Expat Media

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