Using the scope of NSF/ANSI standards to determine the appropriate standard for the application
What all companies need to know about product certification
Opportunities and challenges abound in the U.S. bottled water industry
Testing water treatment products for bacteria removal
In-house testing for quality control purposes is a critical part of a bottled water business.
Areas bottlers need to focus on for quality control purposes
A reputable laboratory should be able to help you determine what type of laboratory certification is required, if any, for the specific sample testing you are looking to have performed. Laboratories will typically provide all the sampling containers and collection instructions to ensure the accuracy of the sampling.
Whatever the structure of the testing service provider, the manufacturer must be satisfied that their partner can deliver the project turnaround, quality, scope of services, reliability, and ultimately, the value that they need.
Technology-specific testing methods in relation to the American National Standards
Bacteria are the most abundant organisms on the planet. It is estimated that they have been in existence 3.5 billion years. These fascinating little creatures are responsible for many of the functions that allow Earth to sustain other forms of life. The health of our planet ultimately depends on their activities as they dwell everywhere throughout the planet such as in the soil, in food, on plants, in our bodies, in the waters and way deep within the Earth.
Dealers are rightfully concerned about the spread of legislation prohibiting water softener discharge into city sewers and septic systems. Although California is the center of industry efforts to protect the market against arbitrary bans, in the last two years several other states have issued rules prohibiting septic tank discharge.
Nationwide legislation regarding softener discharge impacts dealers
The bottled water industry will be required to comply with new regulations in Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.
Discussion in this article will be limited to the Registration (Section 305) and Records Maintenance (Section 306) proposed rules. This article includes discussion of the broad industry impact of these regulations as a whole, an overview of key aspects from each rule and a timetable of anticipated important dates.
New FDA Food Facility Registration & Recording Keeping Requirements Will Affect the Bottled Water Industry