Product Safety

In order to ensure that the original purity of Gerolsteiner mineral water can remain unchanged, from the bottling to the packaging in which it reaches the consumer, extensive analyses are carried out both at external institutions (the Fresenius Institute) and in our own quality assurance and technology department.

1.  Basics
 

  • In order to ensure that the original purity of Gerolsteiner mineral water can remain unchanged, from the bottling to the packaging in which it reaches the consumer, extensive analyses are carried out both at external institutions (the Fresenius Institute) and in our own quality assurance and technology department.
  • Quality assurance: In contrast to any other mineral water companies, Gerolsteiner Brunnen also carries out, in addition to external testing, its own in-house quality assurance. Here, over 400 analyses take place on a daily basis (which amounts to approximately 146,000 analyses per year). Consideration is given to not only microbiological but also various chemical and technical parameters. The examinations relate to the products as well as to the containers. At Gerolsteiner Brunner, quality assurance is pursued proactively. It focuses on prevention. As soon as new knowledge or topical issues appear which may be relevant to our own products, these are investigated. All packaging materials which come directly into contact with the product are tested by independent research firms.  
  • The terms product safety and food safety are related to the protection of consumers against possible hazards caused by the product/packaging (for example, for the avoidance of any mechanical risk to the consumer: do not use too much CO 2 , as the bottle could otherwise burst; other risks e.g. contamination of the product resulting from impurities).  

 
 
2.  Production:

 

  • Bottled directly at the source under the most stringent quality control conditions to maintain rich mineral content, refreshing flavour and purity.
  • Close monitoring of temperature, carbonisation and mineralisation throughout the entire process ensures complete integrity during the bottling process.  
  • Gerolsteiner adheres to these strict conditions in accordance with government-controlled standards both in Germany and in the European Union.

We recommend a consumption of at least two liters per day and refer to the great importance of a varied and well-balanced nutrition as well as a healthy way of life.