EU regulates mineral water.
If a natural mineral water does not comply it will be required to undergo an authorized separation treatment and some producers will need to invest heavily in treatment processes. In these cases they will have until 2006 to bring their products into line, said the European Commission said.
Existing EU rules guarantee freedom from contamination but the EU's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health approved the new regulations, saying that still stronger regulations are needed. No further approval from EU ministers or MEPs is required.
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|Publication:||Food & Drink Weekly|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 23, 2002|
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