La Houille Blanche
Number 7-8, Décembre 2000
|Page(s)||100 - 106|
|Published online||01 July 2009|
Evolution de la réglementation des eaux minérales naturelles
The evolution of the mineral water regulation
Division Nationale des Eaux Minérales et Thermales, Secrétariat d'État à l'Industrie
We known that mineral waters have been being used in France since the Gallo-Roman period. Some ordinances and patent letters of the 15th century and later show tkat the government wanted to control the spring exploitation. But the foundations of the regulation were defined in the 19th century when the bottling industry developed. The legislation firstly gives attention to the resource protection and to the spring exploitation conditions. Later, it adapts to sanitary constraints. Nowadays. it must integrate those of the European and international legislation: European directives, Codex Alimentarius standards,...
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 2000
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