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

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

Gerber Graduates Lil’ Water Purified Water
Grade: D
sold by Nestle Waters North America, Inc.
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California D no

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
Gerber Graduates Lil’ Water Purified Water Label
California
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "Deep protected wells, Hawkins, TX"
Website information: No product information on website
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: "purified using reverse osmosis or distillation"
Website information: No product information on website
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For questions or a report on water quality and information contact 1-800-4-GERBER or gerber.com"
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No product information on website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelSupports healthy hydration. Bottle shape just right for toddler's little hands. No added Fluoride. No added sugar or sweeteners. 0 calories. Enhanced with a balance of minerals for taste. Not for infants under 12 months. No added sugar, artificial colors or flavors. Bottled specifically for Gerber Products Company, Florham Park NJ, by Nestle Waters North America Inc., Greenwich, CT

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

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):
  • Pak 'n Save, Emeryville, CA (14-May-10)
Official website:gerber.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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 5.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 4.7 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
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 or website as stated on the label
Final Grade

D