Compliance Culture

Legislative Compliance

Ishka ensures continued Legislative Compliance by carrying out its activities in line with the European Communities (Natural Mineral Waters, Spring Waters and Other Waters in Bottles or Containers) Regulations 2007, as well as the Council Directive 98/83/EC on the Quality of Water intended for human consumption, and the Statutory Instruments S.I. No. 278 of 2007 European Communities (Drinking Water) (No. 2) Regulations 2007. All Ishka Spring Water’s products are regulated by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Food Safety, Legality and Quality Standards

Ishka believes that the fundamental requirements of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety are crucial to the establishment and operation of an effective food safety and quality operation and this is the framework we use to assist the production of a safe, quality product, legislative compliance and protection of our Customers.

ISO Standards

In addition to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Ishka believe that the frameworks defined by the International ISO 22,000 standard on Food Safety Management Systems, the ISO 9001 Quality Management standard, the ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard and the Health & Safety framework defined by the OHSAS 18001 standard are appropriate blueprints around which to document the company’s Quality, Environmental Health & Food Safety Management Systems.

All of the above BRC and ISO standards are integrated and fully implemented as part of the day to day operation on site at Ishka Spring Water. These standards dictate the strict operating criteria which are met by all activities undertaken at the Ishka site, from exploitation of the pure natural spring water from the well, through the production process steps, packaging, storage and distribution.