The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it does not need to issue a standard of quality regulation for bottled water in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) issuance of National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs) for the control of cryptosporidium contamination in surface water sources for public drinking water. This action is in accordance with the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, which requires that whenever the EPA issues NPDWRs for a contaminant in public drinking water, FDA must issue a standard of quality regulation for the same contaminant in bottled water or make a finding that such a regulation is not necessary to protect public health because the contaminant is contained in water in public water systems, but it is not in the water used for bottled drinking water.