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Cabinet Regulation No. 233 validating Mandatory safety and quality requirements, monitoring and control procedures for drinking water used in food enterprises.

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These Mandatory safety and quality requirements shall be applicable to drinking water used in the food enterprise: (a) the mandatory safety and quality requirements and the procedure for assessing the compliance of drinking water with the mandatory safety and quality requirements; and (b) monitoring and control procedures. Drinking water shall be intended any raw or specially prepared surface and underground water that: (a) is used in food companies to manufacture, process, preserve or sell products or substances used in food; and (b) bottled or in other containers for distribution under the trade name "dzeramais vedas" (prepackaged drinking water). These Rules do not apply to: (a) natural mineral water that meets the requirements of regulatory acts on natural mineral water and spring water; and (b) water recognized by the State Medicines Agency as a medicine in accordance with the regulatory enactments on the procedure for registering medicines. Drinking water is considered wholesome and clean if all the following conditions are met: (a) the drinking water does not contain microorganisms, parasites and substances that, in a certain number or concentration, may pose a possible threat to human health; (b) drinking water meets the requirements set out in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Appendix 1 of these regulations. The values of the indicators referred to in point 3 of Annex 1 of these Regulations are determined only for monitoring purposes, as well as to ensure the implementation of corrective measures; and (c) all measures have been implemented to ensure compliance with the requirements of these regulations. Drinking water in a food enterprise meets the safety and quality requirements specified in Annex 1 of these Regulations in a place where: (a) drinking water is packaged into bottles or other containers; and (b) in place of the use of drinking water.
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Ministru kabineta noteikumi Nr. 233 R g 2023. gada 9. maij (prot. Nr. 25 25. ) P rtikas uz mum izmantojam dzeram dens oblig t s nekait guma un kvalit tes pras bas, monitoringa un kontroles k rt ba.