WATER QUALITY ENGLISH
June, 2022 Beyond O2 Water Quality Report
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Santa Monica, CA 90405I
In accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates bottled water products under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (*1), our aim is not only to meet, but to exceed all requirements for water quality and safety.
As we produce our Beyond O2 Premium Purified Water, with added minerals to Improve Taste, we do it with a consistent intention of excellence, ensuring that every drop is smooth tasting, the most natural, and Super-Healthy! We utilize a proprietary blend of 72 Trace Ionic Minerals, primarily Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium that arise from Precious Pearls, Coral and Volcanic Rock... which are truly the best source of Minerals on the planet!
We utilize a proprietary blend of 72 Trace Ionic Minerals, primarily Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium that arise from Precious Pearls, Coral and Volcanic Rock... which are truly the best source of Minerals on the planet!
Our Water Quality Standard!
The bottled water industry, guided by Federal and State Agencies folks looking out for your best interest, provide the ‘limits’ of anything that may be harmful… such as microbiological, physical, chemical and radiological substances for both source water and the final product we bottle.
Each step of our manufacturing process must meet Federal criteria of “Good Manufacturing Practices” and only approved ‘water sources’ can be used in our bottling facilities. In our case, we first use Santa Monica’s Water Works, which like many municipalities, must comply with certain steps that are closely monitored, controlled, and tested for quality—then it’s followed by our own quality filtration and processing, that again, is a closely monitored process that is actually like a double-checked process for microbiological and physical chemical control and processing! In short, we are taking our ‘source water’ and cleaning it to its highest state of natural excellence.
DefinItion of Terms:
Public Health Goal (PHG): The PHG is the level of a contaminant or contaminants in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. PHG limits are set by the California Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA)
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): MCL is the maximum level of a contaminant substance allowed in public drinking water sources.
Primary Drinking Water Standards (PDWS): PDWS are set at levels to provide the maximum feasible protection to the public health. The purpose of setting PDWS is to identify MCLs, along with their respective monitoring and reporting requirements, which prevent adverse health effects. The PDWS are set as close to the public health goal (PHG) or maximum contaminant level (MCL) as technologically and economically feasible.
Statement of Quality: The quality standards for bottled water provide the maximum legal limits for a variety of substances that are allowed in bottled water, along with their respective monitoring requirements. These substances can include but are not limited to; microbiological contaminants, pesticides, organic & inorganic contaminants and radiological contaminants. The standards for these types of contaminants have been set by the FDA, based on the public drinking water standards of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, (USEPA). The California Department of Public Health adopts the FDA regulations as they pertain to the quality standards of bottled water.
Our Water Treatment Process:
Water Source: Santa Monica Water
Our Treatment Process: Beyond O2 uses a combination of five water filtering treatment including carbon, coconut carbon and Reverse Osmoses.
Our Disinfection Process: Beyond O2 uses a Ultra-Violet light to disinfection the water processed.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the United States Food and Drug Administration, Food and Cosmetic Hotline (1-888-723-3366).
Federal Water Regulations
The FDA regulates bottled water as a food product under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). All bottled water products must comply with the FDA's Quality Standards listed in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) (*2). These include:
Standards of identity regulations to define different types of bottled water (*2)
Standards of quality regulations that establish allowable levels of chemical, physical, microbial and radiological contaminants (*2)
Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations for processing and bottling (*2)
Labeling regulations (*2)
In addition, bottled water must comply with the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. This act requires records maintenance and the registration of bottling and operations/sales facilities with the FDA.
In order to ensure that bottled water is safe to drink, the United States Food and Drug
Administration and the State Department of Public Health prescribe regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by bottled water companies.
Federal FDA Recall Information: Recalls are actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm's own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority. More information on recalls can be obtained from: ?http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/IndustryGuidance/ucm129337.htm
California State Bottled Water Standards
Bottled water regulations vary from state to state, in general they cover:
Setting quality standards
Issuing bottling plant permits
Approving water sources
Reviewing bottled water product labeling
The sources of bottled water include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water naturally travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it can pick up naturally occurring substances as well as substances that are present due to animal and human activity. Substances that may be present in the source water include any of the following:
Inorganic substances, including, but not limited to, salts and metals, that can be naturally occurring or result from farming, urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic waste water discharges, or oil and gas production.
Pesticides and herbicides that may come from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses.
Organic substances that are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, agricultural application, and septic systems.
Microbial organisms that may come from wildlife, agricultural livestock operations, sewage treatment plants, and septic systems.
Substances with radioactive properties that can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
Contaminants In Water:
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the United States Food and Drug Administration, Food and Cosmetic Hotline (1-888-723-3366). In order to ensure that bottled water is safe to drink, the United States Food and Drug Administration and the State Department of Public Health prescribe laws and regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by bottled water companies.
Some persons may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water that the general population. Immuno-compromised persons, including, but not limited to, persons with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, persons with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly persons, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These persons should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).
Water Quality Reports
The following reports were conducted by certified labs on our water quality. The analyses include bottled drinking water quality test results.
*1 Bottled Drinking Water Standards, Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 USC 349, s. 410, fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/Legislation/FederalFoodDrugandCosmeticActFDCAct/FDCActChapterIVFood/ucm107854.htm
*2 Regulation of Bottled Water, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Title 21 Part 165
*3 Compliance Policy Guide - Registration of Food Facilities Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/FoodDefense/ucm121288.htm