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At least sixteen Illinois cases are now linked to the reports of elevated lead levels in recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. To learn more about the recall, go to https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/news/lead-poisoning-outbreak-linked-to-cinnamon-applesauce-pouches.html. If you or a family member consumed this product, consult your health care provider.

Bottled Water Regulations

Illinois water-bottling plants and private water sources used for bottled or vended water must have an IDPH-issued license. If a person has a valid IDPH water-bottling plant license, additional license fees for a private water source operator based and operating at the same address is not required. Water-bottling plants located outside Illinois that sell or distribute bottled water in the state must annually register with IDPH. This registration requirement includes out of state and outside of the United States bottled water plants that want to distribute products in Illinois.

Manufactured Food Application for Illinois Bottled Water Plants and Bottled Water Sources

To register and obtain a bottled water plant or bottled water source license, complete the Manufactured Food Application. The application is used for several different types of facilities and programs. Bottled water plants and bottled water sources are required to be licensed annually. A license will not be issued without an inspection and payment of a nonrefundable license fee.

Include a floor plan, laboratory testing, and product labels with the application. After an application is received and reviewed, an IDPH inspector will contact you to schedule an inspection. It may take several weeks before an inspector is available to complete an inspection. The application and questions can be emailed to dph.mfgfood@illinois.gov.

Manufactured Food Application for Bottled Water Facilities Outside of Illinois

To register an out-of-state bottled water plant, complete the Manufactured Food Application. The application is used for several different types of facilities and programs. Out-of-state bottled water facilities are required to be licensed annually. A license will not be issued without proof of an inspection and payment of a nonrefundable license fee.

Required Laboratory Testing

All bottled water plants must complete biological, chemical, and radiological testing as defined in 21 CFR Part 129 and 21 CFR Part 165.

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