EU Recognition - Natural Mineral Water


EU Recognition - Natural Mineral WaterNSF International’s EU Natural Mineral Water Recognition Program saves you time and money by helping you navigate the complicated recognition application process. Our technical experts walk you through the process to systematically prepare your company's document submissions.

Before natural mineral water can be sold in the European Union (EU), it must be officially recognized as such by an EU member state and it must comply with the published regulation 2009/54/EC. Your product must undergo extensive testing and analysis before your recognition application can be considered by a member state. We help you get your application and supporting documents in order so you can receive recognition for your natural mineral water products as quickly as possible.

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Benefits of the Program

Our beverage specialists have extensive experience reviewing and submitting applications on behalf of the world’s most prominent natural mineral water companies. Throughout the process, your dedicated project manager is available to answer your questions and provide status updates on your application.

To ensure your success, we review geologic and hydrogeological reports, proof of constancy from the source, on-site measurements, construction and development of the water extraction site, chemical and microbiological test analyses, and accountable authority, as well as compile documents for the application.

For companies based outside of the EU, our on-the-ground knowledge and extensive experience in submitting successful application forms for EU recognition is invaluable in opening opportunities to the EU market.

Why Work With NSF?

NSF’s technical experts have extensive experience reviewing and submitting applications for natural mineral water companies of all sizes. We know what government authorities are looking for in applications and can tailor your information and data to the preferred format.

Our extensive history in standards development and testing gives us a comprehensive body of knowledge that makes us the perfect organization for your recognition needs. Trusted around the world, we are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

With offices across the EU, we have our finger on the pulse of EU beverage regulations and will keep you updated on changing regulations and what that means for your business.

Program Process

NSF International’s EU Natural Mineral Water Recognition Program offers you the convenience of having a single point of contact throughout the whole process and a single channel for all associated fees and costs. Our technical specialists guide you through the process, organize the testing, review the analysis and assemble all the documents for submission to government authorities.