After reporting substances in Coca Cola bottles Coca Cola agent emphasizes quality standards of company’s products [Archives:2003/632/Local News]

April 21 2003

Mr. Ahmed Assadawi, the Sales Manager of Sana'a Beverages and Industrial Co. Ltd. has refuted the allegations of finding pollutant substances inside Coca Cola bottles. He placed an emphasis on that highly state-of-the-art machines are able to detect any technical fault or strange materials. Speaking to Yemen Times Thursday Mr Assadawi said this is because either bottles that are brought have remained open to allow strange substances come into them or are broken due to excessive cooling which can cause pollution.
Mr. Tareq Abdulkareem al-Mosleh, the Personnel Director of the Sana'a Beverages & Industrial Co. Ltd. Company said: “If there is a credibility on the part of those people, they will never head for plants to blackmail. They have to go to the bodies at health environment.
A number of people have already visited the plant and made sure of the production safety, hygienic processing and they make sure are properly bottled.
In a telephone call with Mr. Saif Moqbil, the Assistant Manager of the Health Environment at the Capital Secretariat said that a number of complaints have been filed in this regard. “Such samples are against the law and then the General Authority for Quality and Standardization is entrusted with the matter. It checks and makes sure of violation and then the case is referred to the public prosecution,” Mr. Moqbil said.
A citizen Abdulmalik Saeed Saleh visited Yemen Times offices in Sana'a on Sunday 13 April with a Coca Cola bottle with a shaving blade inside it, asking to publish the news. He did not leave the bottle behind, only allowed to be photographed.