Ishka Irish Spring Water comes from our own on-site natural spring located in the village of Ballyneety, in County Limerick. Fluoride is not added to our spring water during the production process but fluoride is ‘naturally occurring’ in our spring water at a level of 0.08 mg/l. The legislative limit for fluoride in bottled water is 1.5 mg/l. Natural fluoride levels are analysed quarterly as part of our Quarterly Indicator Chemical Analysis suite.
Bottled Water Legislation specifically lists what must appear on the products label. Commission Directive 2003/40/EC, states that the fluoride content shall be provided in the analytical composition for all natural mineral waters with a fluoride concentration exceeding 1.5 mg/l, therefore it is only if the water contains fluoride at a level ‘greater than’ 1.5 mg/l that it must be declared on the products label.