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Peak industry body representing the $7 billion non-alcoholic beverages industry.

Join the Australian Beverages Council

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The Australian Beverages Council introduced a dedicated juice division, Juice Australia (formerly Fruit Juice Australia), in 2009 and a dedicated water division, the Australasian Bottled Water Institute (ABWI), in 2011. Through these divisions, the economic contribution and relevance of our organisation continues to grow.

Juice Australia

Juice Australia (JA) represents the processing, converting, and packaging companies that produce fruit juice, fruit drinks, fruit cordials, vegetable juice and juice blends. As a dedicated division of the Australian Beverages Council (ABCL) our juice members have a strong commitment to promoting clarity in labelling, fair trade, and consumer awareness.

Working in conjunction with international partners and the World Health Organisation’s Codex Alimentarius Commission, our juice members have made considerable progress in the adoption of worldwide fruit and vegetable juice standards. Through compliance with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, consumers and regulators alike should have a high degree of confidence that ABCL’s juice members produce great tasting, high quality products.

Our juice members have proactively addressed relevant nutrition and health information relating to juice including the development of position papers, fact sheets and the commissioning of peer reviewed scientific papers. Further work is constantly being planned to address nutrition and health communications, along with a program to address misinformation on the place of juice in a balanced diet.

If you are a juice manufacturer and would like to join the ABCL, or to simply find out more, please contact the Australian Beverages Council on 02 9698 1122 or email info@ausbev.org

Australasian Bottled Water Institute (ABWI)

The Australasian Bottled Water Institute (ABWI) is the voice of the bottled and packaged water industry and is an authoritative source of information on all types of bottled water products, production techniques, quality matters, industry trends, and consumer issues. It is also the certification body for bottled water standards covering both bottlers and suppliers in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The ABWI Code of Practice is recognised worldwide as the gold standard.

Members produce a broad range of water types for the entire water market including mineralised water, rainwater, glacier water, spring water, purified water, alkaline water, packaged water, and table water.

ABWI’s primary objectives:

  • Ensure the standards of water products, bottled by Members, exceed current regulations
  • Promote the benefits of bottled water to consumers that include safety, consistency, sustainability and convenience
  • Expand the awareness and the use of bottled water while ensuring consumers enjoy safe, high quality, and great tasting products
  • Represents Members’ interests to government, regulators and the media
  • Communicate with other international bottled water industry groups, and monitor trends and developments in overseas markets

Our bottled water members include packaged water producers of all sizes, as well as suppliers to the industry. Collectively, these companies represent over 90% of the industry’s volume.

If you would like to join ABCL, or simply find out more about ABWI certification, please contact the Australian Beverages Council on 02 9698 1122 or email info@ausbev.org

ABWI Model Code

The bottled water produced by ABWI-certified bottled water members must meet standards that are, in some cases, stricter than FSANZ’s regulatory standards. ABWI has developed a quality assurance program called the Model Code, which is to ensure the safe processing and sustainable extraction of bottled water. Initial pre-certification and regular ongoing hydrogeology reports on the health of each source and adherence to the ABWI Model Code are non-negotiable criteria of ABWI certification.

One of the primary objectives of the Model Code is to create a framework for the safe bottling of water and guarantee a high-quality product. Another is to provide bottlers with a framework that will assist them in raising the quality of their production methods. Yet another important objective is to provide assurance that water extracted for bottled water purposes is sustainably sourced. The ABWI Model Code requires a commitment that goes beyond the minimum requirements of a food safety program, which clearly differentiates an ABWI Certified Bottler from others in the industry.

Download the ABWI Model Code (2020)


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