Fiji Natural Artesian Water
sold by Fiji Water Company LLC.
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California
(2 labels assessed)
C no
New Hampshire C n/a
Oregon C n/a


n/a = not assessed

LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING

2010 summary

 

C

2009 summary

 

C

LABEL 1
Fiji Natural Artesian Water Label
Oregon

 

C

LABEL 2
Fiji Natural Artesian Water Label
New Hampshire

 

C

LABEL 3
Fiji Natural Artesian Water Label
California

 

C

LABEL 4
Fiji Natural Artesian Water Label
California

 

C

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
"Yaqara, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands"
Website information: "in the remote Yaqara Valley of Viti Levu, at the edge of a primitive rainforest, lies a vast artesian aquifer"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
None Listed
Website information: "filtered to remove any particulate matter, micron-filtered to remove microbiological particles and ultra violet light is applied to insure disinfection."
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
"For water quality and information: 1-877-426-3454"
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, undated, typical analysis of their water. The report details a full range of test results for minerals, inorganic chemicals, volatile organic chemicals, semivolatile organic chemicals, synthetic organic chemicals, radiological contaminants and microbiological contaminants.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Bottled at source. Product of Fiji. Saving the Fijian rainforest. Together with the people of Fiji and Conservation International, we are helping to preserve Fiji's largest lowland rainforest, The Sovi Basin. This refuge is habitat to plant and animal species not found anywhere else in the world. Forever protecting this biologically rich area also preserves Fiji's most precious resource- it's natural environment.

Label 2:
A softer side of water. Fiji Water fell as rain hundreds of years before the Industrial Revolution. After filtering through volcanic rock, our water collected in an artesian aquifer deep within the earth. This natural process added silica, a mineral which contributes to Fiji Water's unique soft mouth feel. Bottled at the source. Bottled by: Natural Waters of Viti Limited, 1 Naseyani Road, Yaqara, Fiji. Product of Fiji.

Label 3:
What ecosystem is your water from? The purest water comes from the purest clouds. Our rainfall is purified by trade winds as it travels across the Pacific Ocean to the island of Fiji. A continent away from acid rain and other pollutants, Fiji Water is preserved and protected by one of the last virgin ecosystems on Earth. Bottled by: Natural Waters of Viti Limited, 1 Naseyani Rd., Yaqara, Fiji.

Label 4:
Carbon negative. Fiji Water is committed to reducing carbon in the atmosphere. We are cutting emissions across our product's entire life cycle and supporting reforestation and renewable energy projects that take us beyond carbon neutral to carbon negative. Bottled by: Natural Waters of Viti Limited, 1 Naseyani Rd., Yaqara, Fiji.
Green claims/donationsLabel 1:
Giving back to our community. We recognize that excellence is measured not only in dollars and cents, but also in the well-being of the community where we work and live. In Fiji, we take every measure to support the economy, environment and people. Around the world, Fiji Water proudly supports numerous philanthropic organizations that span many different causes. Water for Fiji: We are expanding access to clean, safe drinking water to communities throughout Fiji. Investing in Fiji's Future: We have always been, and will always continue to be, a driving force of economic development and social welfare in the Fiji Islands. Global Giving: We make a difference and become actively involved in all of the communities where we live and work. FijiGree.com: Our Promise: Saving the Rainforest- The very livelihood of our company relies on the health and well-being of our source aquifer and its surrounding environment. That's why FIJI Water has undertaken a major initiative in partnership with Conservation International (CI), a leading conservation organization, for the protection and preservation of the Sovi Basin rainforest in Fiji.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
Report lists full SDWA contaminant list; Report includes complete documentation of all chemicals tested for; Report is an undated, typical analysis
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • New Seasons Market, Portland, OR (18-May-10)


Label 2:
  • Hannaford, New Hampshire (Jun-10)


Label 3:
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • Fry's, Palo Alto, CA (15-Sep-10)


Label 4:
  • Vons, Diamond Bar, CA (Mar-10)

Official website:fijiwater.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 1.5 / 2.0 2.5 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 6.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 1.5 / 2.0 2.5 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 6.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 3: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 1.5 / 2.0 2.5 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.5 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 5.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: only provides one means of contacting the company for additional information on water quality; water quality report available via phone as stated on label
Final Grade

C


LABEL 4: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 1.5 / 2.0 2.5 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.5 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 4.0 5.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: only provides one means of contacting the company for additional information on water quality; water quality report available via phone as stated on label
Final Grade

C