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Oasis is first bottled water in Oman to earn NSF certification
NSF Intl. announced that Oman Oasis Balanced Drinking Water and Oman Oasis Oxiplus Drinking Water, bottled by the Oasis Water Co. of Oman, have earned NSF bottled water certification.
To achieve NSF certification, the plant, located in the Muscat-Rusayl area of Oman, 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 nationally recognized standards for food safety. NSF also tested samples of Oasis products against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations for Bottled Water for more than 160 chemical, inorganic, radiological and microbiological contaminants.
To maintain certification, the NSF bottled water certification program conducts annual product testing and unannounced bottling 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.
"We use our state-of-the-art production facility and quality program to create a carefully balanced, great-tasting bottled drinking water. Having the recognition that our products meet the highest standards certified by NSF Intl., known for its global expertise in bottled water, gives us a competitive advantage with our customers," said Janardhan N, general manager of Oasis Water Co. "We chose NSF bottled water certification because we know it provides peace of mind to all of our customers, including some of the best-known hospitality venues and international diplomatic missions."
"Oasis has achieved a major milestone by obtaining certification of its bottled water product line. It is the first company in Oman to be certified. NSF certification communicates to customers and retailers that every aspect of beverage quality has been evaluated," said Chris Dunn, general manager of NSF’s Bottled Water and Beverage Quality Certification Program.