Bottled Water Regulation

Rigorous Requirements

Bottled water is one of the most extensively regulated packaged food products available. From source to finished product, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing requirements for bottled water must be as protective of public health as the The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s regulations for municipal water quality.

We Meet or Exceed the Government’s Regulations

 

Nestlé Waters North America upholds a leading standard for water quality that meets or surpasses FDA bottled water regulations.

Safety is Our Priority

Since bottled water is regulated as a food product, it has to meet regulations beyond water quality. These are called “Good Manufacturing Practices,” and they’re governed by the FDA. These impose higher standards on bottled water than many other food products.

 



We test our spring water at the sources. We test our spring, well and municipal water sources throughout the bottling process. Then we conduct hourly tests on the finished products. Our trained and dedicated staff tests samples many times throughout our production process and water quality analysis to ensure our products meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and industry quality standards. Gallon for gallon, our bottled water exceeds testing requirements for municipal water supplies. Our multi-step quality control process ends with a hygienically sealed bottle for safety, quality and a fresh taste.

Our spring water sources also meet or exceed applicable state regulatory requirements.

Read a detailed comparison of federal regulations for tap and bottled waters here.

Bottled Water Regulation Oversight

Our factories comply with Food Safety System Certificate (FSSC) 22000, one of several standards that are Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) compliant.  All our factories are audited by certified third-party auditors under this standard.

Additionally, we comply with the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) guidelines, in addition to all regulatory requirements.