In a press release, Gabriel Amard, deputy for Rhône, announced that he had filed a request for a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the bottled water scandal. He is accompanied in this process by his fellow deputies from the LFI-NUPES group. Their action follows an investigation published by The world and the Radio France investigation unit, concerning the irregular methods of bottled water manufacturers.
“A third of French brands concerned”
“Several manufacturers are said to have hidden from the public non-compliant treatments to compensate for the contamination at regular intervals of water captured by bacteria of the Escherichia coli type, but also by pesticide metabolites. At least a third of French bottled water brands could still be affected by these treatments,” describes the MP’s press release.
Gabriel Amard adds that the government was “probably informed since August 2021 of the irregular practices of the Nestlé Waters group” but that it would subsequently have been decided “to relax the regulations in order to authorize filtering. »