Natural Mineral Waters

Graphic: Bottles of mineral water. Photo courtesy of the International Bottled Water Association.

The Codex Committee on Natural Mineral Waters
(Host Government – Switzerland)

This committee has been adjourned until further notice because it has completed the work assigned to it by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The committee was responsible for elaborating standards for all types of mineral water products.

Existing Codex Standards

Standards relating to natural mineral waters* that have been endorsed and adopted into the international food code include:

  • Natural Mineral Waters
  • Collecting, Processing and Marketing of Natural Mineral Waters

Other standards that relate to water include the:

  • General Standard for Bottled/Packaged Drinking Waters (Other Than Natural Mineral Waters)

* This is an indicative list only. For a full list of standards approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, please consult its Official List of Standards.

Last reviewed:
24 Feb 2010