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10.15.11.00.htm 10.15.11.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 15 FOOD Chapter 11 Bottled Water Authority: Health-General Article, §18-102, 21-211, 21-234, 21-304, 21-305, 21-306, 21-334, 21-336, and 21-336.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.15.11.01.htm 10.15.11.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Approved source" has the meaning stated in Health-General Article, §21-336(a) Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Approving authority" means the agency designated in the laws of another state or country to license or permit a source water, public water supply system, or bottled water plant if that source water, public water supply system, or bottled water pl
10.15.11.02.htm 10.15.11.02. 02 Incorporation by Reference.. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference:. A. 21 CFR Part 129, as amended;. B. 21 CFR §165.110, as amended; and. C. 21 CFR §165.3, as amended..
10.15.11.03.htm 10.15.11.03. 03 Compliance with Other Chapter.. A. The person-in-charge shall comply with this chapter and COMAR 10.15.04 to:. 1) Process finished product water; and. 2) Design, operate, and maintain a bottled water plant and equipment.. B. If a conflict occurs between the requirements of this chapter and COMAR 10.15.04 regarding bottled water plants and the processing of drinking water, this chapter takes precedence.
10.15.11.04.htm 10.15.11.04. 04 Licenses.. A. The person-in-charge shall obtain a food processing plant license to operate a bottled water plant pursuant to the provisions of:1) Health-General Article, §21-305, Annotated Code of Maryland;. 2) COMAR 10.15.04; and. 3) This chapter.. B. The Department shall specify on a food processing plant license the types of bottled water product that the licensee is authorized to process, package, or label.C. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:. 1) A bottled water plant
10.15.11.05.htm 10.15.11.05. 05 Water Sources.. A. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:. 1) A source of water for finished product water is an approved source;. 2) Within the State, a ground water appropriation permit is obtained from the Maryland Department of the Environment as required in COMAR 26.17.06; and3) A spring is constructed, developed, or improved in accordance with §B of this regulation.. B. Spring Requirements. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:.
10.15.11.06.htm 10.15.11.06. 06 Water Quality Standards and Analyses.. A. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:. 1) Except as provided in §B(4) of this regulation, contaminant levels in source water and finished product water do not exceed the maximum allowable concentration for contaminants set forth in 21 CFR §165.110(b)2) Except as provided in §A(8) of this regulation, the analyses for all contaminants in source water and finished product water are performed by a certified laboratory using a
10.15.11.07.htm 10.15.11.07. 07 Plant Design and Facilities.. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:. A. The equipment and facilities needed to store, convey, transport, and bottle drinking water and wash and sanitize bottled water containers and bottling equipment and utensils in accordance with this chapter are provided and maintained in a sanitary condition;B. The water supplied to a fixture is potable and meets the requirements in COMAR 26.04.01;. C. The sewage disposal system for the plant:.
10.15.11.08.htm 10.15.11.08. 08 Equipment and Utensils.. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:. A. Equipment for processing drinking water is:. 1) Maintained in a sanitary and working condition;. 2) Provided with instrumentation to allow:. a) Process control; and. b) Monitoring;. 3) Monitored to verify that process requirements are met; and. 4) Durable and impervious to water;. B. Materials used as water contact surfaces of equipment and utensils:.
10.15.11.09.htm 10.15.11.09. 09 Unit Processing Operations ― Control, Monitoring, and Record Keeping.. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:. A. A processing operation that involves the source, transport, storage, treatment, or bottling of drinking water is controlled to prevent a hazard; andB. A record is made that:. 1) Documents the type and quantity of finished product water produced;. 2) Identifies the initial distribution of the finished product water to facilitate, when necessary,
10.15.11.10.htm 10.15.11.10. 10 Unit Processing Operations ― Bulk Storage and Transportation.. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:. A. Water stored in bulk or transported for bottling is from an approved source;. B. A storage tank, hose, pump, and piping used for loading, transporting, and unloading water meet the requirements set forth in Regulation .08 of this chapter;C. A tank used to store drinking water is:. 1) Not used for storage of a nonfood product;. 2) Closed to exclude all foreign matter;.
10.15.11.11.htm 10.15.11.11. 11 Unit Processing Operations ― Container Sanitation.. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:. A. Containers are:. 1) Protected from contamination; and. 2) If multiservice, adequately cleaned, sanitized, and inspected prior to filling in accordance with 21 CFR §129.80(b)1) (c) and (d)B. Container caps are:. 1) Stored in a sanitary manner; and. 2) Before use:. a) Examined for cleanliness; and. b) Washed, rinsed, and sanitized as necessary to prevent contamination of f
10.15.11.12.htm 10.15.11.12. 12 Unit Processing Operations ― Water Treatment.. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:. A. Unless a waiver of filtration and disinfection is granted by the Department in accordance with Health-General Article, §21-336.1(b) Annotated Code of Maryland, and this chapter, finished product water has undergone:1) Ozonation, exposure to ultraviolet light, or an equivalent disinfection process approved by the Department; and2) Filtration or other treatment that is necessary
10.15.11.13.htm 10.15.11.13. 13 Unit Processing Operations ― Bottling Drinking Water.. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:. A. Finished product water meets the water quality standards set forth in Regulation .06 of this chapter;B. Containers used in bottling are:. 1) Made of food-grade materials;. 2) Clean and sanitary when filled with finished product water; and. 3) Properly sealed to prevent the contamination of the water after bottling;. C. Caps and closures are:. 2) Clean and sanitary when used; and.
10.15.11.14.htm 10.15.11.14. 14 Labeling and Marking of Finished Product Water.. The person-in-charge shall ensure that:. A. The information required on a container of bottled water is placed on a label attached to the container or marked directly on the container in a way that ensures the information is clear and available to the consumer for the entire shelf life of the bottled water;B. The following information is placed on a container of bottled water:. 1) The type of water as set forth in Health-Genera
10.15.11.9999.htm 10.15.11.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 23, 2009 (36:6 Md. R. 491).
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