Labelling Requirements for Prepackaged Water and Ice
Product Specific Labelling Requirements
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Mineral or Spring Water
Prepackaged water that is represented as mineral water or spring water must be labelled with the following information on the principal display panel [B.12.002, FDR]:
- the geographical location (definition) of the underground source of the water;
- the total dissolved mineral salt content in parts per million;
- the total fluoride ion content in parts per million; and
- the declaration of any addition of fluoride or ozone, e.g. "ozonated", "with added fluoride".
Prepackaged water must be labelled with a description of any treatment it has undergone on the principal display panel. However, the following treatments are not required to be indicated [B.12.009, FDR]:
- the addition of an ingredient declared in the list of ingredients;
- chlorination followed by the removal of the agent used for the chlorination; together with any chlorine and compounds of chlorine produced in the water;
- decantation; and
- filtration (including microfiltration).
For example, an appropriate description for a product that has under gone electrolysis may be "electrolyzed" or "treated by electrolysis". Other examples of treatments that must be declared include reverse osmosis, deionization, and mineralization.
The total fluoride ion content in parts per million is also required to be declared on the principal display panel [B.12.008, FDR].
The total fluoride ion content in parts per million is required to be declared on the principal display panel [B.12.008, FDR].
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