SUFFOLK LABEL LAW LETTER TO BOTTLERS

SUFFOLK LABEL LAW LETTER TO BOTTLERS

7/1/02

 

Re: Suffolk County, NY Local Law 17-2001, Healthy Bottled Water Labeling Law

 

Dear Bottler:

On 12/20/01, the Suffolk County Executive signed the referenced local law to require, by July 1, 2002, product labels that display a toll free number with the objective of allowing consumer access to water quality analytical data for products sold or delivered in Suffolk County.

A copy of this local law is being provided to all NY State-certified bottlers, along with our Guidelines For Conforming To the Requirements of Healthy Bottled Water Labeling Law.

These Guidelines allow the bottler to utilize existing consumer oriented information on product water quality, and to address those consumer questions relating to the need to analyze for specific contaminants and the commonly recognized sources of such contaminants. Your routine monitoring data required under NYS Department of Health and US Food and Drug Administration requirements, and existing USEPA and USCDC documentation form the foundation of much of the information you would be expected to provide on inquiry.

We are aware that many bottlers provide information services including one specified in the IBWA Model Bottled Water Regulation. These Guidelines are compatible with these existing consumer information efforts.

If you have any questions you may contact the Bureau of Drinking Water at 631-853-2251 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Suffolk County, NY, USA) local time.


Very truly yours,

Paul J. Ponturo, P.E.

Chief, Office of Water Resources


Enclosures

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This