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Other Waters

'Other waters' are considered as water which is:

  • intended for human consumption, and
  • is not a natural mineral water or a spring water, and
  • is placed on the market in either bottles or containers

Such water must be free from any micro-organism and parasites and from any substances which in numbers or concentrations, constitute a potential danger to human health. 'Other Waters' must meet the minimum requirements set out in the Schedule to European Union (Natural Mineral Waters, Spring Waters and Other Waters in Bottles or Containers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 282 of 2016) as amended by S.I. No. 691 of 2022


Bottled 'other waters' must comply with labelling requirements set out in Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers. However, Annex V of this Regulation exempts waters intended for human consumption, including those where the only added ingredients are carbon dioxide and/or flavourings, from providing a nutrition declaration. If a manufacturer chooses to voluntarily provide information on nutrients or minerals present in the water, then they are subject to the mandatory nutrition declaration requirements and must comply with the requirements of Section 3 of the Regulation.

Read more information on nutrition declaration for bottled 'other waters'.