June 24, 2010
CONTACT: Greta Houlahan
Phone: (+1) 734-913-5723
NSF Advises Consumers that Fayha Al Qassim’s bottled water products bearing the NSF Mark are not Certified
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF International today announced that effective March 3, 2010, it has revoked the certification of Fayha Al Qassim, a manufacturer of bottled water based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The bottled water facility is no longer in compliance with NSF Bottled Water Certification Policies and Requirements.
NSF has removed the Fayha Al Qassim’s bottled spring water listing from its online database and has issued a public notice to all interested parties to assure those who trust the NSF mark understand that it is being used erroneously on this product. Fayha Al Qassim is not authorized to use the NSF Certification Mark on any of its bottled water products or marketing/promotional materials. Fayha Al Qassim sells its bottled water under the trade name Fayha Spring Water.
“NSF International takes its responsibility to protect the public very seriously,” said Cindy Kenyon, Director, NSF Field Services. “It is also part of our enforcement policy to ensure that only products that meet NSF’s stringent certification requirements are authorized to display the NSF Mark.”
For more information or if you have any questions regarding the withdrawal of Fayha Al Qassim Water factory certification, please contact Greta Houlahan at (+1) 734-913-5723 or email@example.com.
About NSF International: NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.
NSF’s Bottled Water and Beverage Certification Program is an annual, voluntary certification process that includes both extensive product evaluations, as well as on-site audits of bottling facilities. This process includes annual unannounced plant inspections covering every aspect of a bottler's operation, from the source of the water through the disinfection and treatment process, including the container closure process.