December 7 , 2019
By GELILA SAMUEL( FORTUNE STAFF WRITER )
Out of a total of 80 bottled water companies in Ethiopia, 14 of them bottle mineral water that now has to comply to new standards.
Fourteen mineral water bottlers are required to double the volume of the total fortified minerals in their products within six months.
Approved by the National Standardisation Council on July 15, 2019, the new standard will be enforced by the Ethiopian Standards Agency. The Agency gave the bottlers a half-year grace period to comply with the standard that mandates them to add the concentration of dissolved substances into their products