Friday, 17 April 2015
After the point of compliance, the food business operator is responsible for the maintenance and verification of the quality of the water supply they use.
The aim of this factsheet is to assist food business operators and the official agencies in verifying that the quality of the water used by food business operators in food production meets these basic standards of drinking water intended for human consumption.
The quality of the water used by food business operators in food production must meet the basic standards governing the quality of drinking water, i.e. potable water, intended for human consumption as set out in Council Directive 98/83/EC and implemented in Ireland under the European Union Drinking Water Regulations, 2014 (S.I. No. 122 of 2014).