FDA Bottled Water Regulations UpdateNine Stayed Parameters and Quarterly Testing Requirements

On August 6, 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that effective February 2, 1999, bottled water must meet the requirements of the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for the nine stayed parameters, which include: antimony, beryllium, cyanide, nickel, thallium, diquat, endothall, glyphosate, and 2,3,7,8-tcdd (dioxin). This announcement requires bottlers to monitor for these nine parameters and comply with the same maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
11479

Profit, Productivity and Today's Technology for the Water Filtration and Bottled Water Industries

All successful bottled water and water filtration business owners know that the integration of all operational phases of their business is crucial.

About The Author: 

Lorraine Keating is president and owner of PC Data Processing, Inc., headquartered in New York and Florida, with distributors throughout the United States and Canada. The company has been a software supplier to the water industry for over eight years and is the developer of Visual WaterMate. Visual WaterMate is integrated with Visual AccountMate, a product of AccountMate Software Systems in California, with a base of 80,000 users. Ms. Keating may be reached at 516-767-3158, email: pcdata@webcom.com.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
11023

Bottled Water Quality Guidelines: FDA to WHO or What ?

The bottled water industry is exposed to regulations from the local level through the international level.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10888

Bottled Water Audits: What's Involved ?

A look at what goes on during a bottled water facility audit

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10411