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Bill C-514

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2nd Session, 39th Parliament,
56-57 Elizabeth II, 2007-2008
house of commons of canada
BILL C-514
An Act respecting the labelling of bottled water
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Bottled Water Labelling Act.
2. The following definitions apply in this Act.
“bottled water”
« eau embouteillée »
“bottled water” means any potable water packaged for sale, including water obtained from an underground source and water obtained from a public community water supply.
« ministre »
“Minister” means the Minister of Health.
3. Despite anything in the Food and Drugs Act or the regulations made under that Act, the Minister shall, within nine months after the day on which this Act comes into force, make regulations providing that no person shall import or package bottled water for sale unless a label is affixed to the package clearly showing
(a) the total dissolved mineral salt content of the water, expressed in parts per million;
(b) the source from which the water was obtained;
(c) the name and total amount, expressed in parts per million, of any added ingredient;
(d) the date on which the bottled water was packaged and the expiry date;
(e) the statement “Refrigerate after opening”;
(f) the manufacturer’s toll-free telephone number; and
(g) a warning about the possibility of chemical leaching if the packaging contains polyethylene terephthalate (PETP).
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons
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