Legal regulations -> Standards and normative deeds of IO

World Health Organization (WHO) - publishes directions for drinking water quality, which many countries resume as a foundation for restitution of national standards. These directions represent scientific account of prospective risks on a human health and an account of control measures efficiency. WHO recommends that in the application of these directions, we must regard social, economic factories and a factory of environment. WHO directions represent scientific foundation for the standards made in other countries. 

Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC)- is the international institution for the development of international food standards. CAC was established in 1962 in cooperation with FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) - organization of UN and WHO. CAC develops Standards for natural mineral waters and is connected to a code of Practice. Standards depict the products, composition and quality factors, including limits for chemical elements, hygiene, packing and labelling. CAC also develops standards for packed waters to cover bottled waters, which are different from natural mineral waters.

Code of Practice for Collecting, Processing and Marketing of Natural Mineral Waters gives the line of march and general Plan for drinking waters water plan - Water Safety Plan (WSP) applied to packed waters.

In CAC standards for natural mineral waters and in Code of Practice for Collecting, Processing and Marketing of Natural Mineral Waters, natural mineral waters must respond to rigorous demands, which also include the way of exploration and bottling without treatment from the origin source, like spring or well. In a comparison, CAC standards for bottled/packed waters include waters of different origin, like treatment of quality and safety reclamation. Difference between these standards is relevant in regions where natural mineral waters have a long cultural tradition.


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