Nestlé Waters North America Statement Regarding Poland Spring® Lawsuit

To Press Releases listMay 18, 2018

Update as of 05/18/18:

U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut Grants Motion to Dismiss Poland Spring Lawsuit.

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We recently received a letter from the State of Maine Drinking Water Program (DWP) that affirms that all eight spring sources in Maine for the Poland Spring® Brand 100% natural spring water "meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) definition of spring water." The DWP, which is the state agency that enforces the implementation of FDA rules about bottled water in Maine, has issued these letters to us in the past. This most recent letter verifies that all eight of the spring water sources are approved in the State of Maine. Consumers can be confident in the accuracy of the labels on every bottle of Poland Spring®, and that Poland Spring® Brand natural spring water is just what it says it is – 100 percent natural spring water. The DWP letter is further validation of this important fact, despite the allegations of opportunistic attorneys in their baseless lawsuits.

For more than 170 years, Poland Spring® has delivered great tasting spring water from Maine to millions of people in the Northeast.  The claims made in the lawsuit are without merit and an obvious attempt to manipulate the legal system for personal gain.  Poland Spring® is 100% spring water.  It meets the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations defining spring water, all state regulations governing spring classification for standards of identity, as well as all federal and state regulations governing spring water collection, good manufacturing practices, product quality and labeling.  We remain highly confident in our legal position.

Poland Spring: Straight to the  Source



Poland Spring® Brand 100% natural Spring Water is sourced from eight springs in Maine.  We go to great lengths to carefully select and manage our spring water sources, and we're proud to meet or exceed all federal and state standards. From Maine to you, with love.

Meet the Expert: How do you know Poland Spring® is Spring Water?



Hear from Poland Spring® Mark Dubois Natural Resource Manager about the science behind the springs.


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