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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 440 in 2004 (April 27. No 25) natural mineral water and spring water minimum safety and labelling requirements Issued under the food surveillance law article 4, second subparagraph, and article 13, third part i. General questions 1. minimum safety and labelling requirements for natural mineral water and spring water.
2. Natural mineral water, obtained from underground deposits of water 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. 3. Naturally carbonated natural mineral water is a natural mineral water, in which carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations after sludge (dekantācij), if any, and bottling is the same containers as mineral deposits. If necessary, the water from the same lookup enters the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2), which lost in that process. 4. Natural mineral water, rich with gas from deposits, is a natural mineral water, in which carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations after sludge (dekantācij), if any, and bottling is greater than that of the container deposits. 5. Carbonated natural mineral water is a natural mineral water, in addition to the nutritional entered carbon dioxide (carbon dioxide) that are not for mineral deposits. 6. the source water is underground water intended for human consumption, natural way to perform the bulk of the production site and it complies with the rules and regulations for drinking water set out minimum safety requirements. 7. Manufacturer provides natural mineral water in geological, hydrogeological, physical, chemical, physico-chemical, microbiological assessment. Pharmacological, physiological and clinical assessments made in legislation on clinical trials of the medicinal product in accordance with the procedure laid down in accordance with Annex 1 of this set of mu, to characterize the natural mineral waters-specific effects on the human body functions. 8. mineral waters are not subject to the provisions designated as drugs used in the treatment or thermal or watering place, located in the catchment areas.
II. Natural mineral water or spring water minimum safety requirements 9. natural mineral water or spring water extraction may initiate legislation concerning the use of the subsoils and discovery zone established when: 9.1 received national geological service accepted a borehole or a spring passport and national geological service issued mineral deposits passport (underground waters); 9.2. received the relevant regional environmental management of water resources issued a permit.
10. 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. For this purpose: 10.1 a natural mineral water or spring water catchment areas are protected from pollution threats, ensuring the protection zone in accordance with the law; 10.2. a natural mineral water or spring water extraction and processing equipment, pipes and tanks made of materials suitable for water, which the law prescribed authorized for use in contact with food, so as to prevent any chemical, physico-chemical or microbiological alteration of the water; 10.3. ensure a natural mineral water or spring water extraction process, including tank washing and packing equipment, water compliance with the hygiene requirements. 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; 10.4. natural mineral water or spring water transported in tanks designed for distribution to the final consumer.
11. If a natural mineral water or spring water extraction site notes that water is polluted and no longer complies with this rule 17 and 19 referred to microbiological contamination standards, immediately stop all activities, in particular the water filling of the tanks, while the causes of contamination has been eliminated and the water will again meet this provision in paragraph 17 and 19 of the rules laid down. 12. Natural mineral water and spring water extraction site may be processed only for the following: 12.1 to separate unstable elements, such as iron and sulphur compounds, by filtration or settling (decanting), or by treatment 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); 12.2. 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; 12.3. to separate carbon dioxide (carbon) or reduce the contents with physical methods.
13. Before starting a natural mineral water or spring water treatment with ozone and air mixture, process reviewer the food and veterinary service shall submit 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 14 of such requirements. 14. natural mineral water or spring water treatment use with ozone-enriched air is allowed only if: 14.1. handling the result does not change the physico-chemical composition of the water as regards the essential ingredients; 14.2. before processing the water complies with the provisions of paragraphs 17 and 19 of these requirements. 14.3. processing water from substances does not exceed this rules set out in annex 2 of the maximum permitted levels and processing does not occur in other substances that may pose a threat to public health.
15. Natural mineral water or spring water extraction site may not add any other substance, as only carbon dioxide (carbon dioxide), as specified in these rules 3, 4 and 5. 16. The rules referred to in point 12 of the requirements do not apply to natural mineral water or spring water when used as an ingredient in soft drinks and other products. 17. 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 5 colony forming units per millilitre of water, raising 37 ° c for 24 hours. The total colony count shall be determined as specified in annex 1 of these rules in point 1.3.3. 18. the 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. 19. Natural mineral water or spring water at its mining site as well as retail or wholesale distribution is not permitted: 19.1. parasites (including pathogenic parasite cysts and unicellular parazīttārp or helmint eggs) and pathogenic micro-organisms; 19.2. the Escherichia coli and other coliforms, faecal streptococci (250 ml sample); 19.3. sulfītreducējoš (Clostridi) the anaerobic micro-organisms and their spores (50 cfu/ml); 19.4. Pseudomonas aeruginosa in any (250 ml sample).
20. Natural component with the maximum permitted levels specified in this natural mineral water provision in annex 3. No natural substances or anthropogenic origin contaminants (pesticides, hydrocarbons and volatile organic substances) are natural mineral water must not exceed the maximum laid down in the laws and levels for drinking water. 21. the laboratories, setting this rule paragraph 20 contains pollution using methods that meet this rule 4. criteria referred to in annex 22. Natural mineral water or spring water filled tanks, equipped with the sealing devices that prevent tampering with it or pollute. 23. If the natural mineral water is a Member State of the European Union authorised, it may be free to import and distribute in Latvia. 24. the natural mineral water distributed, if the Latvian food centre authorised. To get the permission of the Latvian food centre, the applicant shall 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 paragraph 2 and 7 and 1. the requirements set out in the annex. 25. The Latvian food centre permits natural mineral water imported from third countries, if the competent authority of the country concerned has shown compliance with natural mineral water this provision in paragraph 2 and 7 and 1. the requirements set out in the annex and the regular monitoring of national security for this rule 10, 11 and 12 in compliance with the requirements and received the European or the International Organization for Standardization standard accredited institutions served bottled water compliance assessment. Conformity assessment of validity shall not exceed five years.
26. The Latvian food centre within 30 days, notify the licences issued to the European Commission. If a Member State of the European Union or the European Commission requires the Latvian food Centre sent information on the basis of which the authorisation was granted, and the food and veterinary service of the results of the monitoring carried out. 27. 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. 28. The Latvian food centre on the issue of the Ministry of health may be challenged or appealed in court.
III. Natural mineral water or spring water marking requirements 29. natural mineral water or spring water mark may, in addition to other legislation relating to the food chain, these requirements specify: 29.1. types of mineral water under these rules 2, 3, 4 and 5 point (a "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 12.3. processing referred to in subparagraph; spring water point "source water"; 29.2. natural mineral waters essential components and their quantities; 29.3. the terrain name (source or bore and the lookup name); 29.4. "water treated with ozone-enriched air" event processing referred to in paragraph 14.2. these provisions. Pointer positioned next to the indication of ingredients; 29.5. "contains more than 1.5 mg/l of fluoride: not suitable for use in infants and children younger than 7 years, the diet", where the fluoride concentration in mineral water or spring water exceeding 1.5 mg/l reference placed in the immediate vicinity of the trade name; 18.4. the actual amount of fluoride the quantities of ingredients indicate if the fluoride concentration in mineral water or spring water exceeding 1.5 mg/l. 30. Locality or other geographical name can use a 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. 31. Natural mineral water or spring water from one and the same production site is only one trade name. 32. 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. 33. Natural mineral waters and spring waters in the labelling or in any information material it shall be prohibited to use labels, trademarks, merchant name, brand names, illustrations or other references, including symbols, which indicate the characteristics of the product which is not, especially on 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. 34. the word "mineral" or the word "mineral" is used only-natural mineral waters which comply with the labelling requirements of this regulation. 35. it is prohibited to define natural mineral waters and spring waters for treating disease, izārstējoš or prophylactic indications. 36. This provision permitted in annex 5 to the specific features of this annex are complied with, if the mentioned standards. If these rules are not laid down in annex 5 indicators and norms, may set with physico-chemical analyses and, where necessary, by pharmacological, physiological and clinical studies carried out by methods recognized in accordance with the provisions of annex 1. the requirements of paragraph 1.4. 37. 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 35 above requirements and comply with the rules in paragraph 36 of the said requirements.
IV. Closing questions 38. Compliance with those provisions of the national monitoring and control provides the food and veterinary service.
39. This provision requirements in paragraph 10.4 shall not apply in Latvia registered food establishments, which produced a natural mineral water or spring water is recognised in accordance with the Cabinet of 23 January 2001, the provisions of no. 35 "natural mineral water and spring water minimum safety and labelling requirements". 40. Be declared unenforceable in the Cabinet of 23 January 2001, Regulation No 35 "natural mineral water and spring water minimum safety and labelling requirements" (Latvian journal, 2001, no. 15; 2002, 42; 2004, nr. 36. no). 41. the rules shall enter into force on 1 May 2004.
Informative reference to European Union directives, the regulations include provisions resulting from: 1) of 15 July 1980, 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; 2) 1996 October 28. European Parliament and Council Directive 96/70/EC 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) 16 May 2003 the Commission Directive 2003/40/EC, which establishes 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 i. Emsis Health Minister r. Muciņš Editorial Note: rules shall enter into force on 1 May 2004 of annex 1 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 27 April 2004 the Regulation No 440 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. detailed underground water deposits in the geological characteristics of origin; 1.1.3. the stratigraphy of the stratigrāfij; 1.1.4. water activity; 1.1.5. the demarcation of the area 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 ºc and 260 ºc; 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. molecular components; 1.2.9. trace elements; 1.2.10. radioaktinoloģisk water deposits; 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; 1.3.2. the presence of faecal liecinoš plate count colony forming units count: shall not be presented. Escherichia coli and other coliforms in 250 ml sample presence, raising 37 oC and 44.5 ºc; 188.8.131.52. show no presence of faecal streptococci in 250 ml sample; 184.108.40.206. show no sulfītreducējoš (Clostridi) the anaerobic micro-organisms and their spores in the presence of 50 ml of water; 220.127.116.11. the presentation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in any 250 ml sample presence; 1.3.3. the revivable total colony count of 1 ml of water: 18.104.22.168. raising 20 to 22 ºc in 72 hours on agar-agar or an agar-gelatine mixture; 22.214.171.124. raising 37 ºc 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 clinical observations referred to in 1.4.1 examinations regulated by density depending on the results and repeatability. If necessary, clinical studies may be substituted with the studies 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 r. Muciņš annex 2 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 27 April 2004 the Regulation No 440 with the maximum permitted levels for substances by a natural mineral water or spring water treatment with ozone and air mixture no PO box
Substance maximum residue level (mg/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 r. Muciņš annex 3 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 27 April 2004 the Regulation No 440 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 r. Muciņš annex 4 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 27 April 2004 the Regulation No 440 criteria which comply with the provisions referred to in annex 3 the detection of pollution metodes1 pollution method accuracy (%) 2 precizitāte3 methods the method detection limit (%) 4 notes antimony arsenic barium 10 10 10 25 25 25 25 25 25 Bor see annex 3 10 10 10 10 10 10 cadmium Chromium Copper 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 skatīt5 Fluoride, cyanide lead manganese 10 10 10 10 10
20 10 20 10 10 10 10 mercury nickel nitrate 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 nitrites selenium notes. 1. the substances referred to in annex 3 determination of analytical methods must be able to detect 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 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 with a method to be able to determine the total quantity of cyanide in all its forms, Health Minister r. Muciņš annex 5 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 27 April 2004 the Regulation No 440 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 r. Muciņš
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