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Oct 9, 2008

A Similar Organisation (with an “s”) Across The Pond

“Gallons” are “litres” and “while” is “whilst,” but the message at the United Kingdom’s Natural Hydration Council is the same as ours: consumers deserve to have unrestricted access to a healthy, safe, and convenient beverage choice, bottled water. Unfortunately, the misinformation about the bottled water and the government and consumer actions against the industry that we see in the United States are as prevalent, if not more so, in the UK.  Here is the Natural Hydration Council’s mission statement: The objectives of the Council are to research and promote the environmental, health and other sustainable benefits of natural bottled water. This will ensure that consumers are able to make an informed choice about natural bottled water and hydration in their diet.   

Read more about the Natural Hydration Council here.

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.

For more information about IBWA, bottled water and a list of member‚ brands, please contact
Chris Hogan, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].

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