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

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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. JA is a dedicated division of the Australian Beverages Council and it has 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, JA has made considerable progress in the adoption of worldwide fruit and vegetable juice standards.

Members of JA adhere to the standards of the Food Standards Code and the industry’s Fruit Juice Code of Practice. Through compliance with the various codes, consumers and regulators alike should have a high degree of confidence that JA Members produce great tasting, high quality products.

More recently, JA has proactively addressed relevant nutrition and health information relating to juice including the development of various 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 fruit juice in the diet.

In collaboration with juice manufacturers and Citrus Australia, JA has formed an industry wide alliance to support and promote the fruit and vegetable juice industries in Australia.

If you would like to join JA, 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 peak industry association and certification body for bottled water standards covering both bottlers and suppliers in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Members produce a broad range of water types for the entire water market including mineralised water, rainwater, glacier water, spring water, purified 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 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

ABWI’s Membership body is comprised of 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 ABWI, or to simply find out more, please contact the Australian Beverages Council on 02 9698 1122 or email info@ausbev.org

ABWI Model Code

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 to ensure the safe processing 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 membership.

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. 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


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