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Guidance on producing and labelling natural mineral water

Subject: Food business and manufacturing (England)

Source: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Defra has produced guidance on how to produce and label natural mineral water

How bottled water producers can get a natural mineral water recognised, and rules you need to follow to produce and label. The guidance describes how to use a spring in England to produce natural mineral water and sell the natural mineral water in the UK. Separate guidance is available in relation to use of water from a spring in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Topics covered in the guidance include:

*  What counts as natural mineral water;

*  How to get recognition for a natural mineral water from a spring in England;

*  Evidence you need to gather for recognition;

*  Rules for exploiting the spring;

*  Treatments you can use;

*  Labelling rules


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