[Federal Register: October 3, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 190)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2005P-0376]

 
Iceberg Water Deviating From Identity Standard; Temporary Permit 
for Market Testing

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a 
temporary permit has been issued to Canada's Original ICEBERG Water 
Corp., to market a product designated as ``Canada's Original Iceberg 
Water'' that deviates from the U.S. standard of identity for bottled 
water. The purpose of the temporary permit is to allow the applicant to 
measure consumer acceptance of the product, identify mass production 
problems, and assess commercial feasibility.

DATES: This permit is effective for 15 months, beginning on the date 
the permit holder introduces or causes the introduction of the test 
product into interstate commerce, but not later than January 3, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Loretta A. Carey, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-820), Food and Drug Administration, 
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301-436-2371.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 21 CFR 130.17 concerning 
temporary permits to facilitate market testing of foods deviating from 
the requirements of the standards of identity issued under section 401 
of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 341), FDA is 
giving notice that a temporary permit has been issued to Canada's 
Original ICEBERG Water Corp., 23 Lesmill Rd., suite 304, Toronto, 
Ontario Canada, M3B-3P6.
    The permit covers limited interstate marketing tests of products 
identified as ``Canada's Original Iceberg Water'' that deviate from the 
U.S. standard of identity for bottled water (Sec. 165.110 (21 CFR 
165.110)) in that the source of the water is an iceberg. The test 
product meets all the requirements of the standard with the exception 
of the source definition. The purpose of this permit is to test the 
product throughout the United States, in order to allow the applicant 
to measure consumer acceptance of the product, identify mass production 
problems, and assess commercial feasibility.
    This permit provides for the temporary marketing of 500,000 cases 
of the 24 x 500 milliliter bottles and 500,000 cases of the 12 x 1 
liter bottles, totaling 1 million cases per year. The total fluid 
quantity covered by this application is 12 million liters (3,170,065 
gallons). The test product will be manufactured for Canada's Original 
ICEBERG Water Corp., by Discovery Springs, Daniel's Point Rd., 
Trepassey, Newfoundland, Canada A0A-4B0. Canada's Original ICEBERG 
Water Corp. will distribute the test products throughout the United 
States. The information panel of the labels will bear nutrition 
labeling in accordance with 21 CFR 101.9. The bottled water will be 
manufactured in accordance with the quality standards in Sec. 165.110 
and the requirements for processing and bottling of bottled drinking 
water in 21 CFR part 129. This permit is effective for 15 months, 
beginning on the date the food is introduced or caused to be introduced 
into interstate commerce, but not later than January 3, 2006.

    Dated: September 22, 2005.
Barbara Schneeman,
Director, Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling, and Dietary 
Supplements, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 05-19728 Filed 9-30-05; 8:45 am]

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