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All bottled water must conform to applicable federal and state labeling laws and be labeled in compliance with the following standards:
(1) Mineral water may be labeled “mineral water.” Bottled water to which minerals are added shall be labeled so as to disclose that minerals are added, and may not be labeled “natural mineral water.”
(2) Spring water may be labeled “spring water” or “natural spring water.”
(3) Water containing carbon dioxide that emerges from the source and is bottled directly with its entrapped gas or from which the gas is mechanically separated and later reintroduced at a level not higher than naturally occurring in the water may bear on its label the words “naturally carbonated” or “naturally sparkling.”
(4) Bottled water that contains carbon dioxide other than that naturally occurring in the source of the product shall be labeled with the words “carbonated,” “carbonation added,” or “sparkling” if the carbonation is obtained from a natural or manufactured source.
(5) Well water may be labeled “well water” or “natural well water.”
(6) Artesian water may be labeled “artesian water” or “natural artesian water.”
(7) Purified water may be labeled “purified water” and the method of preparation shall be stated on the label, except that purified water produced by distillation may be labeled as “distilled water.”
(8) Drinking water may be labeled “drinking water.”
(9) The use of the word “spring,” or any derivative of “spring” other than in a trademark, trade name, or company name, to describe water that is not spring water is prohibited.
(10) A product meeting more than one of the definitions in RCW 69.07.170 may be identified by any of the applicable product types defined in RCW 69.07.170, except where otherwise specifically prohibited.
(11) Supplemental printed information and graphics may appear on the label but shall not imply properties of the product or preparation methods that are not factual.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Washington Revised Code Title 69. Food, Drugs, Cosmetics, and Poisons § 69.07.180. Bottled water labeling standards - last updated April 06, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wa/title-69-food-drugs-cosmetics-and-poisons/wa-rev-code-69-07-180/
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