Laboratorio Dr. Oliver Rodés (LDOR, www.oliver-rodes.com), Spain’s premier water testing laboratory, has signed an agreement with NSF International (www.nsf.org), whereby NSF customers will be able to have their bottled water and beverage products tested against European Union requirements. The LDOR/NSF partnership will allow bottled water and beverage companies to test and certify bottled water and beverage products against European Union requirements. NSF anticipates the partnership will save companies considerable time and money due to LDOR’s central location in Barcelona, Spain.

“The LDOR relationship will streamline the certification process for bottlers across the European region,” said Koen Bontinck, vice president, NSF International Operations, in a prepared statement. “Not only will the NSF Certification Mark differentiate a bottler’s product in the marketplace, but it will also indicate that their products meet rigorous European safety and quality requirements.”

Available immediately, LDOR and NSF will offer testing against European requirements for bottled waters and natural mineral waters for chemical, microbiological, and radiological aspects.