Saudi Arabian Bottling Plants Receive ISO Certification

May 18, 2011

Plants bottle Aquafina water and other PepsiCo products

At a press conference and media tour of its bottling plant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Al Jomaih, the bottler of PepsiCo products including Aquafina, announced that its plants in Riyadh and Qassim have received ISO Certificate 22000:2005, which covers food safety management including manufacturing, bottling, storing and distributing carbonated soft drinks and bottled water.

"Receipt of the ISO 22000:2005 Certificate (Management of Food Security) from the British NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) is assurance that the Aquafina plants are consistent with the technical regulations and international quality standards for manufacturing and bottling water," said Mohammed bin Hamad Al Jomaih, assistant general manager of Al Jomaih Bottling Plants, at a press conference. "Purity and high quality are our main priority and we have been awarded the ISO certificate after ensuring our factories are in full compliance with the international standards and conditions that are adopted by the international CMI organization for bottling Aquafina waters. This certificate is an honor we highly appreciate since it confirms Aquafina as a leading brand in the Saudi market."

"We congratulate our partners at Al Jomaih Bottling Plants on receiving ISO certification, which is globally accepted recognition for the highest standards of food and drinks safety,” said Bassam Ali Alsadik, franchise manager – Saudi Arabia at PepsiCo GCC BU. “The purity of Aquafina water is guaranteed and this merit is clear authentication for the Hydro 7 purification process used in producing Aquafina bottled water."

Source:

Zawya

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