2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 97. Food regulation.
97.34 Bottled drinking water and soda water beverage; standards; sampling and analysis.

97.34

97.34 Bottled drinking water and soda water beverage; standards; sampling and analysis.

97.34(1)

(1) In this section:

97.34(1)(a)

(a) "Bottled drinking water" means all water packaged in bottles or similar containers and sold or distributed for drinking purposes. This term includes distilled water, artesian water, spring water and mineral water, whether carbonated or uncarbonated.

97.34(1)(b)

(b) "Soda water beverage" means and includes all beverages commonly known as soft drinks or soda water, whether carbonated, uncarbonated, sweetened or flavored. This term does not include alcohol beverages.

97.34(2)

(2)

97.34(2)(a)

(a) The department shall promulgate by rule standards of purity for all ingredients used in the manufacture or bottling of soda water beverages or bottled drinking water which ensure a pure and unadulterated product.

97.34(2)(b)

(b) No person may manufacture or bottle bottled drinking water for sale or distribution in this state unless the bottled drinking water complies with state drinking water standards adopted by the department of natural resources under s. 280.11, 281.15 or 281.17 (8) and with health-related enforcement standards adopted by the department of natural resources under ch. 160.

97.34(2)(c)

(c) The department may require testing of bottled drinking water for substances subject to any standard under par. (b) and for any other substance if the department determines that the water system used as the source of the bottled drinking water has a potential of being contaminated, based on contamination of other water systems or groundwater in the vicinity. The department shall adopt by rule requirements for periodic sampling and analysis for the purposes of this subsection. The department shall require all analyses to be conducted by a laboratory certified under s. 299.11.

97.34(2)(d)

(d) No person may manufacture or bottle bottled drinking water for sale or distribution in this state unless the water system used by the manufacturer or bottler complies with ch. 280 and rules promulgated by the department of natural resources under that chapter.

97.34(2)(e)

(e) The department shall publish an annual report summarizing the results of bottled drinking water sampling and analysis.

97.34 - ANNOT.

History: 1973 c. 126; 1981 c. 79 s. 17; 1983 a. 410; 1987 a. 27, 399; 1995 a. 227, 378; 1997 a. 35.

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