The Australasian Bottled Water Institute (ABWI)

The Australasian Bottled Water Institute (ABWI) was established over 10 years ago as a stand-alone organization and is now a dedicated division of the Australian Beverages Council. ABWI’s primary goals are to:

  • Ensure the highest standards of members bottling water over and above current regulations
  • Promote the benefits of bottled water to consumers that include safety, consistency and convenience
  • Expand the awareness and the use of bottled water while ensuring consumers enjoy safe, high quality, and good tasting products

The bottled water produced by ABWI members must meet standards that are, in some cases, stricter than the FSANZ regulatory standards. ABWI has developed a quality assurance program called the Model Code, which is set for the safe processing of bottled water. All members of ABWI must meet the standards contained in the Model Code in order to secure membership.

Primary Objectives:

  • To create a framework for the safe bottling of water, and guarantees the consumer a quality product
  • To provide bottlers with a how-to framework, to assist them in raising the quality of their production methods. It is therefore important that bottlers realise that the Code is not simply a food safety program
  • HACCP Certification or any other certification process, does not mean that you will comply with the ABWI Model Code

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