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EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard, 2011

2011 Bottled Water Report

January 25, 2012

EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard, 2011: Find Your Water

Market Pantry Purified Water
sold by Target Brands, Inc.
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California
(2 labels assessed)
F no
District of Columbia F n/a


n/a = not assessed

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

2010 summary

F

2009 summary

D

LABEL 1
Market Pantry Purified Water Label
District of Columbia

F

LABEL 2
Market Pantry Purified Water Label
California

F

LABEL 3
Market Pantry Purified Water Label
California

F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
None Listed
Website information: No product information on website
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"purified by advanced filtration, ozonation & reverse osmosis technologies"

Label 3:
"purified by reverse osmosis"
Website information: No product information on website
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Label 1:
Not Listed

Labels 2 & 3:
"For a report on water quality and information, contact Guest services 1-800-316-6151 or target.com"
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No product information on website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Ingredients: Purified drinking water. Distributed by Target Corp. Minneapolis, MN 55403. Guest Services 1-800-316-6151

Label 2:
We guarantee it 100%. Ingredients: Purified drinking water. Distributed by Target Corp., Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Label 3:
Enhanced with minerals for taste. Ingredients: Purified drinking water, magnesium sulfate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium chloride. Distributed by Target Corp., Minneapolis, MN 55403.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
No WQR available
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Information Not Available, Washington, DC (06-May-10)


Label 2:
  • Target, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • Target, Redwood City, CA (15-Sep-10)


Label 3:
  • Information Not Available, California (May-10)

Official website:shoptarget.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 2.0 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 2.2 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 2.2 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 2.0 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 2.2 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.5 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 2.7 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: water quality report not available via phone or website as stated on the label
Final Grade

F


LABEL 3: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 2.0 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 2.2 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.5 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 2.7 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: water quality report not available via phone or website as stated on the label
Final Grade

F