enigma1 - 6:44 pm on Nov 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
EU has a notorious reputation ruining businesses one way or another. Forcing companies what to print or not to print on labels is just another sign where they're heading with their "booming" economy.
It's one thing a label to state something that truly causes harm and another to state something obvious to be used for marketing. How different that would be for having a red eye-popping label that reads "NEW" and attracts consumers. I guess at some point that would also be illegal because it doesn't provide any value to the product according to the mentality that goes on here.
As of the water details it's not like that at all. Bottled water is different than tap water. Could be worse could be better depends on the manufacturer depends on what other nutrients it contains, where it is stored how long it's stored and then where the tap water comes from, etc. But they aren't necessarily the same.
Also water DRIs for adults is almost 4L for males and almost 3L for females. There are many factors there too may require different intake.
As of UK I just love the way they implement regulations. Since you mentioned tobacco earlier on, ok so there is a regulation you cannot purchase tobacco if you're under 18 I think. Ok fine. But if you're 98 years old, there is absolutely no problem. I mean you can buy and smoke 10 cartons, even if they'll send you into oblivion. It's truly to care and to protect the public.
As of the so called "common market" in EU is not too common. It's practically a joke. Any country can impose special restrictions on specific products imported by other member states or not. So following this rule, a manufacturer on another member state could produce bottled water and sell it in UK without the regulation imposed on him? I think it's possible if this applies to UK only. So one God knows what's the game behind.