Hawaiian Bottled Water Company Fined $2 Million for Selling Unfiltered Water
Kona USA, a company that sells filtered ocean water from a deep-sea source off Kona, has agreed to pay the state department of health $2 million as part of a settlement in an enforcement case.
The state said Koyo USA diverted concentrated ocean water that had been rejected by its reverse osmosis system into its finished product.
No health issue was involved. Koyo USA was initially fined more than $5 million, but a $2 million settlement was reached.