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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 634 in Riga august 23 2005 (pr. No 47 24. §) rules on natural mineral water and spring water minimum safety and labelling requirements, and procedures for issuing permits to distribute natural mineral water and covers the costs of service Issued under the food surveillance law article 4 of part two and 10.1 13. the third paragraph of article 20 and the second subparagraph of article i. General questions 1. minimum safety and labelling requirements for natural mineral water and spring water as well as the order in which the natural mineral waters is authorized for distribution and service covering the costs.
2. the procedure laid down in these rules: UR2.1.par natural mineral water can be recognised microbiological safe water derived from an underground water deposits by one or more natural or bored out and different from the composition of drinking water and temperature variability in the terrain and the limits of natural fluctuation;
UR2.2.par naturally carbonated natural mineral water can be recognised natural mineral water, in which carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations after sludge (dekantācij), where it was made, and the default container is the same as for mineral deposits. If necessary, the water from the same lookup enters the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2), which lost in that process;
UR2.3.par natural mineral water fortified with gas from the lookup, you can declare a natural mineral water, in which carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations after sludge (dekantācij), where it was made, and the default container is larger than mine;
carbonated natural mineral water UR2.4.par can recognize natural mineral water, in addition to the nutritional entered carbon dioxide (carbon dioxide) that are not for mineral deposits.
3. The manufacturer shall allow the natural mineral water in geological, hydrogeological, physical, chemical, physico-chemical and microbiological assessment. To characterize the natural mineral waters-specific effects on the human body functions, legislation on clinical trials carried out within mineral pharmacological, physiological and clinical evaluation in accordance with the provisions of annex 1.
4. the provisions do not apply to mineral waters recognised as medicines or medical treatment in thermal or watering place, located in the catchment areas.
II. Natural mineral water or spring water minimum safety requirements 5. natural mineral water or spring water extraction allowed to initiate in the order laid down in the laws and regulations on the use of the subsoils and discovery zone where the laws have been received on the ground within the fixed ground water mining initiation of necessary documents, including the national environmental service's use of water resources issued a permit.
6. natural mineral water or spring water collection and treatment facilities designed to prevent any possibility of water pollution and ensure mineral water or spring water retention properties, mineral water or spring water inherent to the mining site. To ensure these requirements are met: UR6.1.dab eternal mineral water or spring water catchment areas are protected from the threat of contamination, providing regulations for protection zones defined requirements;
eternal UR6.2.dab mineral water or spring water extraction and processing equipment, pipes and tanks made of materials suitable for water that legislation on materials in contact with food, duly authorised to use it, to prevent any chemical, physico-chemical or microbiological alteration of the water;
6.3. ensure a natural mineral water or spring water extracting process for compliance with the hygiene requirements (including tank washing and packing equipment with water). Tanks are manufactured or handled in such a way as to avoid adverse effects on the natural mineral water or spring water microbiological and chemical properties;
UR6.4.dab-life mineral water or spring water transported in tanks designed for distribution to the final consumer.
7. If a natural mineral water or spring water extraction site notes that water is polluted and no longer complies with this provision in paragraph 13 and 15 the following microbiological contamination standards, immediately cease all activities, especially the water filling of the tanks, while the causes of contamination has been eliminated and the water will again meet this provision in paragraph 13 and 15 norms.
8. Natural mineral water and spring water extraction site may be processed only for the following: 8.1 to separate unstable elements, such as iron and sulphur compounds, by filtration or settling (decanting), or enriching with oxygen (oksigenēj), provided that the processing does not alter the essential components of the mineral water, which is defined by its properties (hereinafter referred to as the essential components of);
8.2. the separation of iron, manganese, sulphur and arsenic compounds for the treatment with ozone-enriched air, provided that the processing does not alter the essential mineral elements that define its properties;
8.3. remove carbon dioxide (carbon) or reduce the contents with physical methods.
9. Before starting a natural mineral water or spring water treatment with ozone and air mixture, the operator shall submit the processing of food and veterinary service of the application. The application specifies the iron, manganese, sulphur and arsenic content in water and provide information that confirms compliance with the provisions of paragraph 10 of the above requirements.
10. natural mineral water or spring water treatment use with ozone-enriched air is allowed only if: 10.1. after treatment does not change the physico-chemical composition of the water as regards the essential ingredients;
10.2. before processing the water complies with the provisions of paragraphs 13 and 15 above;
10.3. after processing the water from substances does not exceed this rules set out in annex 2 of the maximum permitted levels, as well as after treatment does not occur in other substances that may pose a threat to public health.
11. Natural mineral water or spring water extraction site can not be added to any other substances, except carbon dioxide (carbon dioxide), as specified in this rule 2.2., 2.3 and 2.4 above.
12. The provisions referred to in point 8 requirements do not apply to natural mineral water or spring water when used as ingredients in soft drinks and other products.
13. the total number of viable micro-organism colonies in natural mineral water sources or water extraction site must not exceed 20 colony forming units per millilitre of water (20 CFU/ml), raising 72 hours a 20-22 ° C, and five of the colony forming units per millilitre of water, raising the temperature to 24 hours at 37 OC. (annex 1, 1.3.3).
14. total colony count of natural mineral water in bulk or source water must not exceed 100 colony forming units per millilitre (cfu/100 ml), raising 72 hours 20 – 22 ° C on agar or agar-gelatine mixture and 20 per millilitre of colony forming units of water (20 CFU/ml), raising 37 ° C in 24 hours on agar-agar. Analysis of samples starts 12 hours after packing. Samples stored at 4 ° C ± 1 ° c.
15. Natural mineral water or spring water at its mining site as well as retail or wholesale distribution is not permitted: 15.1 the parasites (including pathogenic parasite cysts and unicellular parazīttārp or helmint eggs) and pathogenic micro-organisms;
15.2. the Escherichia coli and other coliforms, faecal streptococci in 250 ml of sample analysis;
15.3. sulfītreducējoš (Clostridi) the anaerobic micro-organisms and their spores in 50 ml of the sample analysed;
15.4. Pseudomonas aeruginosa in any 250 ml sample analysed.
16. Natural mineral water natural components may not exceed the maximum permitted levels (annex 3). No natural substances or anthropogenic origin contaminants (pesticides, hydrocarbons and volatile organic substances) are natural mineral water must not exceed the legal minimum of drinking water safety and quality requirements in certain maximum levels.
17. laboratory, the rules specified in point 16 pollution using methods that comply with these regulations 4. criteria referred to in the annex.
18. Natural mineral water or spring water filled tanks, equipped with the sealing devices that prevent tampering with it or pollute.
19. If the natural mineral water is a Member State of the European Union authorised, it may be free to import and distribute in Latvia.
20. the natural mineral water distributed, if the Latvian food centre. To get the permission of the Latvian food centre, necessary to submit to the Latvian food centre application and then add a certification body accredited in Latvia of issued certificate of conformity, attesting that the natural mineral water comply with the provisions in point 2.1 and paragraph 3.
21. the food centre is authorized to distribute the water, imported from a third country, if: 21.1.ir national competent institution certifying compliance with natural mineral water that the bottom point 2.1 and paragraph 3 above requirements, as well as the regular monitoring of the security state of this rule 6, 7 and 8 above requirements;
21.2. the area corresponding to the European or the International Organization for Standardization standard accredited conformity assessment body has issued an opinion on the compliance of the manufacturer with natural mineral water: 21.2.1. The Cabinet of Ministers on 8 April 2004 the Regulation No 269 "hygiene requirements food chain ';
21.2.2. European Parliament and Council of 29 April 2004, Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on food hygiene requirements and these rules 6, 7 and 8 the requirements laid down in paragraph 1.
22. the imported from a third country natural mineral water distribution in the period of validity of an authorization shall not exceed five years. If conformity assessment is renewed before its expiration date, the distribution of the term of validity extended, but not more than five years.
23. the costs associated with these rules that permit – 56.87 lats (VAT Excl.)-borne by the applicant. Payment for the services received by the Latvian food centre.
24. The Latvian food centre's decision on authorisation may be challenged in the Ministry of health. The Ministry of health decision may appeal to the Court.
III. Natural mineral water or spring water label requirement 25. A natural mineral water or spring water mark may, in addition to other laws and regulations on food requirements indicates: 25.1. types of mineral water under this provision 2.1., 2.2., 2.3 and 2.4. subparagraph ("natural mineral water", "naturally carbonated natural mineral water", "natural mineral water fortified with gas from the lookup" or "carbonated natural mineral water", "completely degassed (decarbonated)" or "partially degassed (decarbonated)" If natural mineral water has been exposed to this rule 8.3. referred to treatment);
25.2. spring water – "spring water", where underground water intended for human consumption the natural way, filled containers production site and to comply with the rules and regulations on drinking water safety and the minimum quality requirements;
UR25.3.dab eternal mineral essential components and their quantities;
25.4. the terrain name (source or bore and the lookup name);
25.5. "water treated with ozone-enriched air", if the processing is carried out. Pointer positioned next to the indication of ingredients;
15.9. "contains more than 1, 5 mg/l of fluoride: not suitable for use by infants and about seven years younger children" If fluoride concentration in mineral water or spring water exceeding 1.5 mg/l indicate the trade name placed in the immediate vicinity, and is clearly visible;
25.7. the actual amount of ingredients indicate fluoride if fluoride concentration in mineral water or spring water exceeding 1.5 mg/l 26. Locality or other geographical name can be used in the natural mineral water or spring water label if the product is obtained from the respective locality and if this name does not mislead the consumer as to bore or source name.
27. Natural mineral water or spring water, obtained the same extraction site, there is only one trade name.
28. If the production site is not the name used for a natural mineral water or spring water in the catchment of the trade name, place name or label any information material indicates to not less than 1.5 times the height and width of the largest letter trade name.
29. Natural mineral waters and spring waters in the labelling or in any information or advertising material it shall be prohibited to use labels, trademarks, merchant name, brand names, illustrations or other references, also symbols, which indicate the characteristics of the product which does not possess. Special requirements apply to the natural origin of the natural mineral water, natural mineral water of attestation of conformity in the receipt date, the results of analyses or any similar references to guarantees its authenticity.
30. the word "mineral" or the word "mineral" is used only-the trading name of natural mineral waters which comply with the requirements of this regulation.
31. Natural mineral waters and spring waters, regulations on labelling, technical documents, instructions for use, promotional material and other types of information may be an indication that the natural mineral water or spring water, treating or preventing disease cures the disease.
32. Permitted in the natural mineral water in the special features, if you follow the rules of the scorecard (annex 5). If not specified in annex 5 indicators and norms, may set with physico-chemical analyses and, where necessary, pharmacological, physiological and clinical trials conducted with recognized, in accordance with point 1.4 of annex 1 of the above requirements.
33. Permitted "promotes digestion", "may facilitate the liver and bile" or similar, as well as allow other references, if they are not in contradiction with this provision in paragraph 31 above requirements and comply with the provisions referred to in paragraph 32.
IV. the control and security of information 34. These rules state monitoring and control provides the food and veterinary service in accordance with European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law and animal health and animal welfare rules referred to in article 15.
35. The Latvian food centre within 30 days of the authorisation shall notify the European Commission. If a Member State of the European Union or the European Commission requires the Latvian food centre sends the information, on the basis of which the authorisation was granted, as well as a food and veterinary service of the results of the monitoring carried out.
V. concluding questions 36. Latvia registered a food business, which produced a natural mineral water or spring water assessment in accordance with the Cabinet of 23 January 2001 rule no. 35 "natural mineral water and spring water minimum safety and labelling requirements" referred to in paragraph 10 and the conformity assessment requirements in force on 1 May 2004, this provision defined in point 6.4. bottom margin allowed not to apply if the natural mineral water or spring water distributed in the territory of Latvia and it is intended for use by consumers.
37. paragraph 21.2.1. These provisions are in force until 31 December 2005.
38. paragraph 21.2.2. These provisions shall enter into force on January 1, 2006.
39. This provision of the annex 3 shall enter into force by 1 January 2006, except for 9 and annex 3 paragraph 13, which shall enter into force by 1 January 2008.
40. Natural mineral waters and spring waters, which do not comply with this provision and paragraph 25.6 25.5. the requirements and which are packaged and labelled before 1 July 2004, Latvia be distributed until stocks are exhausted, subject to the expiration date.
Informative reference to European Union directives, the regulations include provisions resulting from: 1) of the Council of 15 July 1980 of Directive 80/777/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters;
2) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 October 1996 of Directive 96/70/EEC amending Council Directive 80/777/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters;
3) Commission 16 May 2003 Directive 2003/40/EEC, which creates the constituents of natural mineral waters the list, concentration limits and labelling requirements and the conditions for using ozone-enriched air for natural mineral waters and spring waters.
Prime Minister a. Halloween Health Minister g. Smith Editorial Note: regulations shall enter into force by august 31, 2005.
1. the annex to Cabinet of 23 august 2005, regulations No 634 information evaluation of natural mineral water 1. natural mineral water characteristics, giving the following information: 1.1. Geological and hydrological information: 1.1.1. the exact site of the catchment with indication of its altitude, on a map with a scale of not more than 1:1000;
1.1.2. underground water deposits area and its geological characteristics;
1.1.3. the stratigraphy of the stratigrāfij;
1.1.4. water activity;
UR1.1.5.apk ārtn of abstraction or details of other measures protecting the sources of pollution;
1.2. information on the water-physical, chemical and physico-chemical properties: 1.2.1 water source of power;
1.2.2. the temperature of the water in the fields and the ambient temperature;
1.2.3. the relationship between the characteristics of the deposits and minerals present in the water and properties;
1.2.4. the dry residue 180 ° C and 260 ° C temperature;
1.2.5. the electrical conductivity or resistivity of water resistance, indicating the temperature at which the measurement is made;
1.2.6. a hydrogen ion concentration (pH);
1.2.7. the anion and cation;
1.2.8. the non-ionised elements;
1.2.9. trace elements;
1.2.10. the water deposits radioaktinoloģisk characteristics: measurements for radon, uranium-238, uranium-234, radium 226, polonium 210 and lead 210 in accordance with the law on protection against ionizing radiation. Activity limits shall be determined in accordance with World Health Organization recommendations on drinking water quality;
1.2.11. where appropriate, the master of water, i.e. oxygen (16-18) and hydrogen (deuterium, tritium, a hydrogen atom), the relative amount of isotopes in the water;
1.3. information about microbiological analysis in underground water deposits: 1.3.1. evidence that the water does not contain parasites and pathogenic micro-organisms;
the presence of faecal UR1.3.2.par liecinoš plate colony forming units count: item 184.108.40.206. show no Escherichia coli and other coliforms in 250 ml of the presence in the sample analyzed, raising 37 ° C ° C temperature 44.5;
220.127.116.11. show no presence of faecal streptococci in 250 ml of sample analysis;
18.104.22.168. show no sulfītreducējoš (Clostridi) the anaerobic micro-organisms and their spores in the presence of 50 ml of water;
22.214.171.124. the presentation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in any 250 ml sample analysed presence;
UR1.3.3.dz īvotspējīg count total colony count 1 ml water: 126.96.36.199. raising 20 to 22 ° C in 72 hours on agar-agar or an agar-gelatine mixture;
188.8.131.52. raising 37 ° C in 24 hours on agar-agar;
1.4. information on clinical and pharmacological studies: 1.4.1. study, conducted with scientifically recognised methods, which are applied to characterize the natural mineral water in the specific characteristics and their effects on the human body functions, such as diuresis, gastric and intestinal activity, mineral deficiencies;
1.4.2. the number of this clinical observation attachment 1.4.1 referred examinations regulated by density depending on the results and repeatability. If necessary, clinical studies may be replaced by the annex to the study referred to in 1.4.1 provided that sufficient reliability can get the same results.
2. the examinations referred to in point 1.4.1 of this annex is not required if the water in the natural characteristics of the composition is allowed to admit a natural mineral water. In particular, this applies if the water contains at least 1000 mg of total dry matter or at least 250 mg of free carbon dioxide per kilogram of product.
Health Minister g. Smith annex 2 Cabinet of 23 august 2005, regulations No 634 maximum levels for substances by a natural mineral water or spring water treatment if used with ozone-enriched air no PO box
Substance maximum residue level * (µ g/l) 1.
Dissolved ozone 50 2.
Bromates 3 3.
Bromoform 1 note.
The food and veterinary service monitors the water compliance with the maximum permitted levels when water is pre-packaged for supply to the final consumer.
Health Minister g. Smith annex 3 Cabinet of 23 august 2005, regulations No 634 natural component with the maximum permitted levels for natural mineral water no PO box
Substance maximum residue level (mg/l) 1.
Antimony 0.0050 2.
Arsenic 0.010 (total) 3.
Barium 1.0 4.
Boron is a registered 5.
Cadmium 0.003 6.
Chromium 0.050 7.
Copper 1.0 8.
Cyanide 0.070 9.
Fluorides 5.0 10.
Lead 0.010 11.
Manganese 0.50 12.
Mercury 0.0010 13.
Nickel 0.020 14.
Nitrates 50 15.
Nitrites 16 0.1.
Selenium 0.010 note.
* The maximum Boron levels in the European Union will be set up on January 1, 2006.
Health Minister g. Smith annex 4 Cabinet of 23 august 2005, regulations No 634 criteria which comply with the provisions referred to in annex 3 the detection of pollution metodes1 no PO box
The accuracy of the method of contamination () method 2, method precizitāte3 the detection limit (%) 4 notes 1.
Antimony 25 25 25 2.
Arsenic 10 10 10 3.
Barium 25 25 25 4.
Boron see annex 3 of 5.
Cadmium 10 10 10 6.
Chrome 10 10 10 7.
Copper 10 10 10 8.
Cyanide skatīt5 10 10 10 9.
Fluoride in 10 10 10 10.
Lead 10 10 10 11.
Manganese-10 10 10 12.
Mercury 20 10 20 13.
Nickel 10 10 10 14.
Nitrate 10 10 10 15.
Nitrites 10 10 10 16.
Selenium 10 10 10 notes.
1.3. substances referred to in the annex of the analytical methods to be able to identify at least the concentration, which is equivalent to the value of the parameter with the specified accuracy, precision and detection limit. Regardless of the sensitivity of the method of analysis used shall be indicated by the results of at least the same number of digits after the decimal point that is specified in annex 3, the maximum permissible level.
2. Accuracy is the systematic error and is expressed as the exact size and many repeated measurements of the average value of the difference.
3. precision is the random error, which is usually expressed as a result of the sample mean values standard deviation (series within-run and between-run standard deviation of internal). Acceptable accuracy corresponds to double relative standard deviation.
4. The detection limit is three times the relative standard deviation in a natural sample series, in which the parameter is low, or the five times the relative standard deviation of the sample raw series.
5.Ar method must be able to determine the total quantity of cyanide in all its forms.
Health Minister g. Smith annex 5 Cabinet of 23 august 2005, regulations No 634 special natural mineral water signs, indicators and standards no PO box
Signs of performance standards 1.
Small mineral content of dry extract not exceeding 500 mg/l 2.
Very low mineral content of dry extract 50 mg/l 3.
Mineral salts rich in dry extract greater than 1500 mg/l 4.
Content of carbonate and Hydrogencarbonate content greater than 600 mg/l 5.
Contains sulphate sulphate content greater than 200 mg/l 6.
The content of chloride chloride content greater than 200 mg/l 7.
Calcium content in calcium content greater than 150 mg/l 8.
Contains magnesium magnesium content is greater than 50 mg/l 9.
Contains fluorides fluoride content greater than 1 mg/l 10.
Contains ferrous iron content greater than 1 mg/l 11.
Acid reaction free carbon dioxide content greater than 250 mg/l 12.
Suitable for baby food preparation – – 13.
The content of sodium sodium content greater than 200 mg/l 14.
Use of sodium diets contain sodium content of less than 20 mg/l 15.
You can have the effect – laksatīv – 16.
You can have a diuretic effect – – Health Minister g. Smith
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