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EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard, 2011
January 25, 2012

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

Trader Joe's Electrolyte Enhanced Water
Grade: F
sold by Trader Joe's
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California
(2 labels assessed)
F no

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

2010 summary

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F

2009 summary

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D

LABEL 1
Trader Joe's Electrolyte Enhanced Water Label
California
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F

LABEL 2
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California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
None Listed

Label 2:
"municipal source"
Website information: No product information on website
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
"deionized water"
Website information: No product information on website
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2:
"For water quality information and a bottled water report: 1-877-979-0949 or [email protected]"
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No product information on website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Hydrate and refresh. Trader Joe's Electrolyte Enhanced Water helps to rehydrate your body and replenish electrolytes for optimum hydration, all with out the use of any added sweeteners. This zero calorie water contains no artificial colors or flavors and has a pure fresh taste that both satisfies and rejuvenates your body. Ingredients: Deionized water, electrolytes (potassium bicarbonate, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride). Dist. & sold exclusively by: Trader Joe's, Monrovia, CA 91016.

Label 2:
Hydrate and refresh. Trader Joe's Electrolyte Enhanced Water helps to rehydrate your body and replenish electrolytes for optimum hydration, all with out the use of any added sweeteners. This zero calorie water contains no artificial colors or flavors and has a pure fresh taste that both satisfies and rejuvenates your body. Ingredients: Deionized water from municipal source, electrolytes (potassium bicarbonate, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride). Dist. & sold exclusively by: Trader Joe's, Monrovia, CA 91016.

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

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Trader Joe's, San Carlos, CA (13-May-10)


Label 2:
  • Trader Joe's, San Carlos, CA (15-Sep-10)

Official website:www.traderjoes.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 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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? -0.3 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 0.0 / 4.0 1.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: water quality report not available via phone as stated on the label
Final Grade

F


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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? -0.3 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 4.0 / 5.0 0.0 / 4.0 2.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: provided the appropriate information on the label; however, water quality report was not available via phone as stated on the label
Final Grade

F