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The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) defines the sanitary requirements for the regularization of desalinated, potable and bottled seawater

Brazil

Oct 29, 2019

Resolution (RDC) 316/2019 published in the Official Gazette (DOU) establishes the sanitary requirements that must be met in relation to desalinated, potable and bottled sea water. From now on, Brazil's regulatory framework authorizes four types of bottled water: natural mineral water, natural water, salt water and drinking desalinated seawater.

Prior to the publication of the normative act, only fresh water sources were authorized for bottled water production. Seawater must be registered with ANVISA, which will evaluate the extraction method, the desalination procedure, compliance with the drinking standard for the granting of the authorization and the specification of the final product.

The companies will have a period of two years to adapt the products covered by the current regulation to the new regulation in the new food category.

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