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Legislative Decree No. 105 implementing EEC Directive No. 777/80 on the use and trade of natural mineral waters.

Document type
Original source
Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana No. 39, 17 February 1992.
Food & nutrition, Water
Food quality control/food safety Standards Mineral water Internal trade Potable water
Geographical area
Alps, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe

The Decree provides the definition and the geological, physical, clinical and microbiological characteristics of mineral waters. Within 8 months of the entry into force of the Decree the criteria and parameters for the evaluation of said characteristics shall be specified by Decree of the Ministry of Health. On the basis of the analysis of the quality of water and other information established in article 3, the Ministry of Health shall enact a decree for the official recognition of the name, properties and other characteristics of the water. The authorization to the utilization of the spring shall be issued by the regional authority, prior verification of the equipment employed, the safety of tanks, the hygienic conditions of cleaning and bottling plants, etc. The Decree describes also the water treatments that are allowed or forbidden and establishes in details the information to be provided in the labels. Further provisions concern the import of mineral waters from member countries and the control of the utilization and trade of water according to the provisions of Act of 30 April 1962, No. 283 on the production and placing on the market of food and beverages. The present Decree does not apply to the natural mineral waters destined to the export to third countries.

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References - Legislation


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


Amended by

Legislative Decree No. 339 implementing EC Directive No. 96/70 and modifying Legislative Decree No. 105 of 25 January 1992 on natural mineral waters.

Legislation | Italy | 1999

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Mineral water, Packaging/labelling, Potable water