EU Legislation on Bottled Waters

All bottled waters are strictly regulated under EU law. Specific legislation applies to the three different categories of bottled water.

 

Natural Mineral Water

  • Directive 2009/54/EC on the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters

 

Spring Water

  • Regulated partly by Directive 2009/54/EC on the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters
  • Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

 

Bottled Drinking Water

  • Directive 98/83/EC relating to the quality of water intended for human consumption.

 

Other Regulations on Food Safety and Food Hygiene 

 

 

Other Applicable Legislation

  • Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety
  • Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs
  • Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 on official controls performed to ensure verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare
  • Commission Directive 19/2004/EC on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs
  • Directive 13/2000 of the European Parliament and the Council relating to the Labelling, Presentation and Advertising of Food Stuffs
  • Regulation 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council on Nutrition and Health Claims made on Foods

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