EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration.
Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration.
EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact. Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.
Another in the long list of EU regulatory idiocies across the year. If I were a betting man, I would not be surprised if other countries follow Britain’s stage left.
Hat tip Rob R.