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

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

Voss Artesian Water
Grade: F
sold by VOSS of Norway ASA
U.S. map showing states where samples were purchased
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

2009 summary

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F

LABEL 1
Voss Artesian Water Label
Connecticut
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F

LABEL 2
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District of Columbia
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F

LABEL 3
Voss Artesian Water Label
California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
"from Norway"

Labels 2 & 3:
"N-4730 Vatnestrom, Norway"
Website information: "an aquifer in … Southern Norway"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
None Listed
Website information: "Unfiltered"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Voss Artesian Water from Norway. Bottled from the Voss source by Voss Production AS, N-4730 Vatnestrom. For information, call 1-877-525-VOSS.

Label 2:
Voss Artesian water from Norway. Bottled at the source of Voss, N-4730 Vatnestrom, Norway. For information, call 1-877-525-VOSS. www.vosswater.com.

Label 3:
Naturally pure water, free of sodium, low in minerals, and comparable in taste. Voss Artesian Water from Norway. Bottled at the source of Voss, N-4730 Vatnestrom, Norway. For information, call 1-877-525-VOSS. www.vosswater.com.

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:
  • Stop & Shop, Connecticut (Jun-10)


Label 2:
  • Whole Foods Market, Washington, DC (14-May-10)


Label 3:
  • BevMo, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • BevMo, Redwood City, CA (15-Sep-10)

Official website:www.voss.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 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 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 1.5 / 4.0 1.5 / 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 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 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 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 1.5 / 4.0 1.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

F


LABEL 3: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 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 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.8 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -1.0 / 1.0
Total 1.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 0.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: no information on label about where to get additional water quality information
Final Grade

F