Dec 10, 2010

Jazan Development Co. Earns NSF Bottled Water Certification

Certification verifies quality of Nuran and Faifa purified drinking waters

NSF Intl., an independent, not-for-profit public health organization that certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods, announced that Jazan Development Co.’s Nuran and Faifa brands of drinking water have earned NSF Bottled Water Certification. NSF certification communicates Jazan’s commitment to producing a safer, higher-quality product for consumers worldwide.

To achieve NSF certification, the Jazan bottling facility in Saudi Arabia underwent a rigorous audit to verify that it met all certification requirements, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), which are nationally recognized standards for food safety. NSF also tested samples of Nuran and Faifa products against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Code of Federal Regulations for Bottled Water for more than 160 chemicals, including inorganic, radiological and microbiological contaminants.

To maintain certification, the NSF Beverage Quality/Bottled Water Certification program conducts annual product testing and unannounced bottling facility audits that cover every aspect of the operation, from water source to filling room.

“NSF certification provides a competitive advantage in terms of quality and safety, and increases credibility by assuring consumers that government standards are met,” said Mamdouh Al Ameen, sales manager of Jazan’s water division.

"I am very proud and happy to announce that Jazan Development Co. water division has earned certification from NSF Intl. for our drinking water bottling plant. This certification proves that we are strenuously implementing and maintaining the quality standard set by international bodies to protect and satisfy the needs of our valued customers," said Ali Mansoor Al Soghaier, general manager of Jazan.

“Jazan Development Co. has achieved a major milestone by obtaining certification of their bottled water product line. NSF certification communicates to customers and retailers that every aspect of beverage quality has been addressed to ensure confidence in the products sold,” said Chris Dunn, general manager of NSF’s Bottled Water and Beverage Quality Certification Program.

Bottled water and beverage products meeting all certification requirements may bear the NSF Mark and are included on NSF Intl.'s website.