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Legal regulations -> Legal regulations in Europe



In 1856, the French government passed a law which states that the water sources can be defined as "public goods" (d'interet public). This was the first legal procedure where the sanitary accommodation of water could be positive from the local authority.  From then on till today, the legal regulations which treat the packed waters, have developed, but the basic principles of the "fist" French law play  a significant role in the evolution of making of Direction of natural mineral waters. It is important to distinguish two basic legal directions passed by the EU and they prescribe quality and standards for bottled water production in Europe: 

  • European Community Council Directive on Exploitation and Marketing of Natural Mineral Waters, 80/777/EEC, which brought the Council of European economic community in 15.07.1980, with a  3 posterior Amendments:
          -           80/1276/EEC from 22.12.1980,   
         
-           85/7/EEC from 19.12.1984,
  
         
-           96/70/EC European Parlament and Council from 28.10.1996


  • European Community Council Directive on the Quality of Water Intended for Human Consumption, 98/83/EC), which brought the Council of European Union in 03.11.1980


  • European Community Commission Directive establishing the list, concentration limits and labeling requirements for the constituents of natural mineral waters and the conditions for using ozone-enriched air for the treatment of natural mineral waters and spring waters, of 2003/40/EC 16), which brought the Council of European Union in 16.05.2003


 






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