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Directive 96/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 80/777/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
1996
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
CELEX-EUR Official Journal L 299, 23 November 1996, pp. 26-28.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Mineral water Standards Internal trade
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Abstract

Directive 80/777/EEC is amended and the main amendments regard: the validity of the certification referred which may not exceed a period of five years. However, it shall not be necessary to repeat the recognition procedure if the certification is renewed before the end of the said period. Article 4 regards the treatment prohibited for natural mineral water in its state at source and new provisions on the qualification of spring water are set. If Member State has detailed grounds for considering that a natural mineral water does not comply with the provisions laid down in this Directive, or endangers public health may temporarily restrict or suspend trade in that product within its territory and immediately inform the Commission.

Full text
English
Website
europa.eu

References - Legislation

Amends

Council Directive 80/777/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters.

Legislation | European Union | 1980

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Mineral water, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Legislative Decree No. 339 on spring waters provisions and amending Legislative Decree No. 105 implementing Directive 96/70 on natural mineral waters.

Legislation | Italy | 1999

Keyword: Mineral water, Standards, Packaging/labelling, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX