Beverages & Juice
Information about how to safely buy, store, and serve carbonated beverages, bottled water, and fruit juice.
Bottled Water and Carbonated Beverages
In the United States, bottled water and tap water are regulated by two different agencies. FDA regulates bottled water, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates tap water (also referred to as municipal water or public drinking water).
FDA Regulates the Safety of Bottled Water Beverages Including Flavored Water and Nutrient-Added Water Beverages Carbonated Soft Drinks: What You Should Know February/March 2002 Ask the Regulators -- Bottled Water Regulation and the FDA[ARCHIVED]
- Guidance Documents and Regulatory Information about Bottled Water and Carbonated Beverages
Juices provide many essential nutrients, but consuming untreated juices can pose health risks to your family. The FDA has received reports of serious outbreaks of foodborne illness that have been traced to drinking fruit and vegetable juice and cider that has not been treated to kill harmful bacteria.
Talking About Juice Safety: What You Need to Know Arsenic in Pear Juice Analytical Results, 2005-2011 Carbendazim in Orange Juice Products Arsenic in Apple Juice Reported Findings of Low Levels of Lead in Some Food Products Commonly Consumed by Children
- Guidance Documents and Regulatory Information about Juice