A STUDY ON MINERAL WATER BOTTLES ____________________________________________________________________ _ SOME OF THE STANDARDS GOVERNING THE BOTTLED WATER INDUSTRY IN
Water is classified as bottled water or drinking water, if it meets all applicablefederal and state standards, is sealed in a sanitary container and is sold for humanconsumption.
Bottled water cannot contain sweeteners or chemical additives (other than flavors,extracts or essences) and must be calorie-free and sugar-free.
Flavors, extracts and essences -- derived from spice or fruit -- can be added to bottled water, but these additions must comprise less than one percent by weightof the final product.
Beverages containing more than the one-percent-by-weight flavor limit areclassified as soft drinks, not bottled water.
Bottled water may be sodium-free or contain "very low" amounts of sodium.
Tap water uses Chlorine as a disinfectant bottled water uses Ozone as adisinfectant.
Bottled water should not contain chlorine. _______________________________________________________________________ _ 3