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

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

365 Everyday Value Spring Water
Grade: D
sold by Whole Foods Market
Map of US showing California, New York and Oregon
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California D yes
New York F n/a
Oregon D 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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D

2009 summary

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D

LABEL 1
365 Everyday Value Spring Water Label
New York
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F

LABEL 2
365 Everyday Value Spring Water Label
Oregon
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D

LABEL 3
365 Everyday Value Spring Water Label
California
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
"the CG Roxane Spring Source in Benton, TN 37307"

Labels 2 & 3:
"the CG Roxane Spring Source in Olancha, CA 93549"
Website information: No product information on website
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
"doubly filtered"
Website information: No product information on website
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Label 1:
Not Listed

Labels 2 & 3:
"For more information and to obtain additional consumer information relating to water quality, including a bottled water report, contact CG Roxane at 1-800-576-9263 or write to Water Quality Report, 501 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515."
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No product information on website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Spring water from the source. When it comes to simply satisfying thirst, nothing is as perfectly refreshing as cool, clear water. Our 365 Everyday Value Spring Water comes from protected, pristine springs, is bottled at the source and doubly filtered to ensure the sweetest, purest flavor.

Labels 2 & 3:
Spring water from the source. When it comes to simply satisfying thirst, nothing is as perfectly refreshing as cool, clear water. Our 365 Everyday Value Spring Water comes from protected, pristine springs, is bottled at the source and doubly filtered to ensure the sweetest, purest flavor.

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:
  • Whole Foods Market, New York City, NY (13-Apr-10)


Label 2:
  • Whole Foods Market, Portland, OR (21-May-10)


Label 3:
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • Whole Foods Market, Los Angeles, CA (Mar-10)

Official website:www.wholefoodsmarket.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 2.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 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 -0.5 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 2.7 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
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 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? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 4.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 3.7 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 3: 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 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? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 4.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 3.7 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? in compliance with california regulation: provided the appropriate information on the label and water quality reports were available from both contacts listed on the label
Final Grade

D