Arabian Beverage Company’s entire product line now NSF certified
SAFAT, Kuwait and ANN ARBOR, Mich. (July 30, 2012) —Arabian Beverage Company Ltd.’s entire product line – ABC, Juda, Peekaboo and Refresh brands of bottled water – has been tested and certified to NSF International’s Bottled Water Certification Program. NSF International is a global organization that writes public health product standards, audits facilities, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries.
To earn NSF Certification, Arabian Beverage Company’s plant in Subhan, Kuwait underwent a rigorous audit to verify that the bottling facility met all certification requirements, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), which are internationally-recognized food safety standards. NSF also tested samples of Arabian Beverage Company bottled water products against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Bottled Water Code of Federal Regulations for more than 180 chemical, inorganic, radiological and microbiological contaminants.
Bottled water products meeting all of the above certification requirements are authorized to bear the NSF Certification Mark and are included on NSF International's website. To view Arabian Beverage Company’s certification listing, visit NSF’s website.
NSF Product Certification for bottled water is among the most stringent requirements of all the international organizations we reviewed. It has helped us integrate quality into every aspect of our operations to ensure the highest standards,” states Mr. Samer Shalaby, Deputy General Manager (Manufacturing) of Arabian Beverage Company.
To maintain certification, NSF International’s Bottled Water Certification program requires annual product testing and unannounced facility audits that cover every aspect of a bottler's operation, from the source of the water through the disinfection and treatment process, including the container closure process.
"By earning certification from NSF International for its entire bottled water product line, Arabian Beverage Company can demonstrate to customers and retailers in Kuwait and throughout the Middle East its commitment to product safety and quality," said Chris Dunn, General Manager of NSF International's Bottled Water and Beverage Quality Certification Program.
About Arabian Beverage Company: For the past 50 years, Arabian Beverage Company has been producing fruit beverages, UHT dairy products and bottled drinking water (abcjuice.com). The latest state-of-the-art bottling technology allows us to offer consumers a choice of beverages for a healthy life. Arabian Beverage Company is among the oldest established beverage companies in Kuwait. We take pride in understanding our customers’ expectations and insure all of our products and ingredients uphold the customs of this region’s “halal.”
About NSF International: NSF International is an independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.
Additional NSF International services include NSF Education and Training programs, dietary supplement and nutritional ingredient certification, drinking water treatment unit certification and safety audits, and management systems registrations (e.g. ISO 9001, 22000, 14001).
Mr. Samer Shalaby, Deputy General Manager (Manufacturing)
Arabian Beverage Company, Ltd.
Phone: +965. 1802066, Ext.185