Safety & Handling
THE DETAILS OF ALL WE DO FOR OUR CONSUMERS
Cap Safety Information
Over the course of the last several years, we have been reducing the plastic in our bottles and caps, making our packaging lighter and more environmentally friendly. In particular, the bottle and cap on our half-liter product have the least amount of plastic, with the cap for this size product smaller than other caps. In light of that, we have applied the following label statement: WARNING: Cap is a small part and poses a CHOKING HAZARD, particularly for children.
Consumers should be advised that small parts, including our caps, should not be put in the mouth. And, that caps should always be replaced securely on bottles when not in use or discarded promptly.
BlueTriton Brands provides consumers of all ages with a variety of on-the-go beverage options to enjoy any time of day. The safety and quality of our bottled water products are our top priorities.
Easy Consumer Access to Information
Consumer questions and comments can be directed to our toll-free number, which is listed on the label of each bottle.
Storage and Handling
To maintain the high quality of our bottled water products, we recommend people store all of our products in a cool, clean, or shaded location, as they would any other packaged food product.
Food Packaging Safety & Regulation
Every detail of safety counts — right down to the packaging. We use packaging that fits into the lives of today’s busiest folks and is considered safe by regulatory and public health agencies. We take a look at new packaging materials and make changes to our products when there’s a clear environmental, health and/or economic benefit.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for overseeing the safety of bottled water, which, like other food products, like infant formula and seafood, must be processed, packaged, shipped and stored in a safe and sanitary manner, and be truthfully and accurately labeled. Bottled water is one of the most regulated food products; the FDA has protocols specific to bottled water processing and labeling.
Chemicals from plastic packaging can migrate over time, but the FDA sets conservative limits for the amounts it considers safe for human consumption. Poland Spring and our suppliers comply with the FDA’s packaging and health-based regulations.