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).


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.

Page Last Updated: 06/29/2015
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