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Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 (S.R. No. 301 of 1999).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Northern Ireland
Document type
Regulation
Date
1999
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Vending Potable water Packaging/labelling Mineral water
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
Coming into force on 16 August, 1999.
Abstract

These Regulations implement Council Directive 80/777/EC on the approximation of the laws of the member States relating to the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral water. These Regulations also implement Council Directive 80/778/EC relating to the quality of water intended for human consumption, in relation to other drinking water which is bottled or sold in a bottle. These Regulations also cover production of spring waters. They: (a) provide specified exemptions (reg.3); (b) prescribe the conditions for recognition of natural mineral water (reg. 4); (c) prohibit the sale, as natural mineral water, of water which is not natural mineral water (reg. 5); (d) prescribe the conditions for the exploitation of natural mineral water springs and the bottling of water therefrom and prohibit the sale of water extracted from them but not exploited or bottled in accordance with those conditions (reg. 6); (e) prohibit the subjecting of natural mineral water to any treatment or addition other than those specified and prohibit the sale of natural mineral water which has been subjected to any treatment or addition other than one so specified (reg. 7); (f) prohibit the bottling, and sale, of natural mineral water which does not comply with specified requirements as to colony counts or which contains any organoleptic defect (reg. 8); (g) prohibit the bottling, and sale, of natural mineral water in other than a specified type of container (reg. 9); (h) impose labelling requirements on natural mineral water and prohibit the sale thereof unless those requirements are met (reg. 10); (i) prohibit the labelling of water as spring water, or the sale of water so labelled, unless specified requirements are met (reg. 11); (j) prohibit the bottling or sale of bottled drinking water which does not satisfy specified requirements and the use of specified labelling (reg. 12 and Schedule 2);(k) make provision for enforcement and analysis (regs. 13 to 16); (l) provide for offences and prescribe penalties (reg. 17); (m) provide specific defences in relation to exports, imports and water placed on the market or labelled before the Regulations come into operation (reg. 18).

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

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

Amended by

Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (S.R. No. 182 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. No. 420 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Vending, Potable water, Packaging/labelling, Mineral water, Freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX