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

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

Gerber Pure Purified Water
Grade: B
sold by Nestle Waters North America, Inc.
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California B yes

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
Gerber Pure Purified Water Label
California
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B

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "Deep protected wells, Ontario, CA"
Website information: "deep protected well, Breinigsville, PA; public water supply, Dallas, TX; deep protected well, Ontario, CA; deep protected wells, Stanwood, MI; and/or public water supply, Zephyrhills, FL."
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: "purified using reverse osmosis or distillation"
Website information: None Listed
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? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [3rd Quarter 2008] water quality report. The report details a full range of test results for volatile organic compounds, synthetic organic compounds, inorganic minerals, metals and radiologicals.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelMade for mixing. Clean water, pure & simple. Bottled specifically for Gerber Products Company, Florham Park, NJ, by Nestle Waters North America, Inc., Ontario, CA

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Report lists full SDWA contaminant list; Report includes complete documentation of all chemicals tested for; Report represents the most current water quality data
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:www.gerber.com/AllStages/Products/Pure_Water.aspx

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 0.8 / 1.0 2.8 / 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 1.8 / 2.0 2.8 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.3 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 5.0 / 5.0 2.7 / 4.0 7.0 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? in compliance with california regulation: provided the appropriate information on the label; water quality report was not directly available via phone as stated on the label, however company representative pointed to the report on the website.
Final Grade

B