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LaCroix sparkling water mystery reveals regulation gaps, Consumer Reports says.

Massachusetts is one of only a few states that requires carbonated water manufacturers to obtain a permit to sell its product, as well as submit water-quality test results to regulators, but its Department of Public Health says it does not have a permit on file for National Beverage to sell LaCRoix in the state, nor did it have any test results that could be provided, Consumer Reports' Ryan Felton writes. Federal and state regulations typically treat artificially carbonated waters differently than bottled water, but even in states that have added oversight of those fizzy waters, there's apparently occasional slip-ups in enforcement, the author adds. Massachusetts' health department sent National Beverage a notice dated June 4 to submit the necessary paperwork for LaCroix or face potential legal consequences, Ann Scales, a spokesperson for the agency, said, while pointing out that the state could fine the company or bar it from selling LaCroix in the state if it fails to correct the situation. [Reference Link]:[]

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Date:Jun 19, 2019
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