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

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

Trader Joe's Natural Mountain Spring Water
Grade: F
sold by Trader Joe's
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State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California F no
Connecticut F n/a
District of Columbia F n/a


n/a = not assessed

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

2010 summary

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F

LABEL 1
Trader Joe's Natural Mountain Spring Water Label
Connecticut, District of Columbia
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F

LABEL 2
Trader Joe's Natural Mountain Spring Water Label
California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
"CG Roxane source in Benton, TN 37307"

Label 2:
"the spring source in Olancha, CA 93549 or Shasta, CA 96094"
Website information: No product information on website
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2:
None Listed
Website information: No product information on website
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Label 1:
Not Listed

Label 2:
"For water quality information and a bottled water report: 1-800-576-9263 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:
All Natural. Sodium Free. Non Carbonated.

Label 2:
All natural. Sodium free. Non-carbonated. 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:
  • Information Not Available, Washington, DC (2010)
  • Information Not Available, Washington, DC (Apr-10)
  • Trader Joe's, Orange, CT (Jun-10)


Label 2:
  • Trader Joe's, San Carlos, CA (13-May-10)
  • Trader Joe's, California (16-Sep-10)

Official website:www.traderjoes.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 1.2 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 -1.0 / 1.0
Total 1.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 0.2 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 1.2 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 2.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 1.0 / 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 email as stated on the label
Final Grade

F