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Dec 9, 2009

Bottled Water Regulation and Safety Featured in YouTube Video

In order to provide consumers with the facts about the regulation and safety of bottled water and tap water, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)’s and, today released a new, two-and a half minute YouTube video, entitled “How Safe is Bottled Water?,” which highlights the key similarities and differences between bottled water and tap water regulations.

“We are hearing misinformation about the regulation and safety of bottled water and we produced this video to set the record straight,” said Tom Lauria, IBWA’s Vice President of Communications. “Activists want you to think that bottled water is not as regulated as tap water, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, bottled water is one of the most stringently regulated of all foods and beverages on U.S. shelves.”

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
Jill Culora, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].


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