Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) have assisted in the improvement of quality and safety standards applied to food. The highest priority of the Codex Alimentarius Commission is to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade.

Since its inception in 1961, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, together with its subsidiary committees, has given top priority to the protection and interests of consumers in the formulation of food standards and related activities.

The Codex Alimentarius contains more than 200 standards for individual foods or groups of foods. Listed below are links for Codex Alimentarius standards that apply to bottled water.

These links will provide the most up to date documents regarding Codex Alimentarius standards Details for all Codex Alimentarius standards can be reviewed at www.codexalimentarius.net

 

  1. CODEX GENERAL STANDARD FOR THE LABELLING OF PREPACKAGED FOODS
    CODEX STAN 1-1985
    http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/Y2770E/y2770e02.htm

  2. CODEX GUIDELINES ON NUTRITION LABELLING
    CAC/GL 2-1985
    http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/Y2770E/y2770e06.htm

  3. CODEX STANDARD FOR NATURAL MINERAL WATERS
    CODEX STAN 108-1981
    www.codexalimentarius.net/download/standards/223/CXS_108e.pdf

  4. GENERAL STANDARD FOR BOTTLED/PACKAGED DRINKING WATERS (OTHER THAN NATURAL MINERAL WATERS)
    CODEX STAN 227-2001
    www.codexalimentarius.net/download/standards/369/CXS_227e.pdf

  5. CODE OF HYGIENIC PRACTICE\FOR BOTTLED/PACKAGED DRINKING WATERS (OTHER THAN NATURAL MINERAL WATERS)\
    CAC/RCP 48-2001
    www.codexalimentarius.net/download/standards/392/CXP_048e.pdf

  6. GENERAL STANDARD FOR FOOD\ADDITIVES\
    CODEX STAN 192-1995
    AS OF APRIL 2013 - ACTIVE COMMITTEE - UNDER REVISION
    www.codexalimentarius.org/committees-task-forces//?provide=committeeDetail&idList=9

  7. RECOMMENDED INTERNATIONAL CODE OF HYGIENIC PRACTICE FOR THE COLLECTING, PROCESSING AND MARKETING OF NATURAL MINERAL WATERS
    CAC/RCP 33-1985
    www.codxalimentarius.net/download/standards/224/CXP_033e.pdf;jsessionid=75673C0BCE94314F113F96BADCD73749

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