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. 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.