International Council of Bottled Water Associations
October 11, 2000
12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Seattle Convention Center
Seattle, WA USA
Elizabeth Griswold, Secretary General
Stewart Allen, Chairman
Roland Bengtsson, Vice Chairman
Edmond Tsui, Asia
Ita Thaher, Asia
Steve Keim, Austalia
Anita Jarjour, Canada
Henry Hidell, III, Supplier
Phyllis Rokus, Supplier
Marwan Nesicolaci, Supplier
Jeff Vinyard, United States
Jack West, United States
Jose Santos, Latin America
Edgar Castillo, Latin America
Richard Azera, Europe
Alain Beaumont, Europe
Hans Mommsen, EBWA
Joe Doss, IBWA
Agung Priam Broo, PT. Aqua Golden Mississippi
Janet Tsui, Watson Water (Hong Kong)
Hassan Alireza, Delta Marketing
Rick Hess, Hess Machines International
Carol Kinkade, IBWA
Khahil Tzaboulsi, National Food Product
Emmanuel EEMAN, NV Culligan
Jaap deRego, Aqua-System
Daniel Bindels, OPBV
Ag Olde-Scheqer, Dolphin
John Gilbert, Cottonwood Valley
John Crawford, Cottonwood Valley
Vincent Ducasse, Danone Group
Philippe Caradec, Danone Grou of North Amer.
Bill Bell, Tyler Mountain Water
Jom Pefios, Mineral Wealth
Flavio Santucci, ALEA
Tara White, Berkshire Springs Inc.
Carlos Garciarth, Consozio
Robert Gelbach, QUASI
Alan Leff, QUASI
Hector Guballa, Metro Bottled Water
Each person attending the meeting, introduced themselves to the group.
Total number of completed inspection (YTD): 60
Number passed: 52
Average Passing Score: 88%
CPO exams given: 62
CPO exams passed: 49
Average Passing Score: 86%
A total of 49 individuals have been received a plant operators certification. QUASI does all their inspections.
Next convention will be in Bali, on May 22-24, 2001.
Australia – Australia now has 12 bottler members and 19 candidate bottlers. All inspections by QUASI.
Total number of completed inspection (YTD): 18
Number initially passed: 11
Passed initially and after corrective actions: 18
Average Passing Score: 76%
A total of 18 inspection completed year to date, 11 passed, with a total of 18 in compliance after corrections. 24 inspections to still be completed by year end. Australia expressed that the International Councils’ ( ?? or did you mean Australia) role is to (1) quality (2) education (3) public relations. The Australian Model Code is almost complete. Bromate is a big issue for them, and they have joined with the soft drink and consumer groups. NOTE: Training by QUASI prior to inspections have made a big difference in Asia and Australia. It has been very successful.
Canada – Membership is 106 members (reduction due to mergers, aquistions, etc. Plant Operator Certification Program is being developed in Canada specific to its regulations. Should be completed by year end.
Total number of completed inspection (YTD): 28
Number initially passed: 19
Number initially failed: 9
Passed initially and after corrective actions: 21
Average Passing Score: 96.5%
Inspections still to be done: 18
A total of 9 bottlers did not pass the and are in the candidate category. 18 inspections still to be completed by year end. NSF currently performs all inspections, but QUASI was recently approved as a second agency.
Total Membership 105
Candidate Bottlers: 15
Canadian regulations currently in progress are Division 12 (federal) and various provincial water protection issues. The next Canadian convention will be in Calgary, February 15-17, 2001.
Total number of completed inspection (YTD): 25
Number initially passed:
Passed initially and after corrective actions: 24
Average Passing Score: 96.5%
Inspections still to be done: 25
Total Membership: 214
National Associations: 8
NSF performs all inspections. IBWA logo is not used by the EBWA, they have their own logo.
Latin America – 125 bottlers, have lost members in Columbia/Peru. Next convention is May 15-18, 2001 in the Dominion Republic. Did not understand the comments on inspections. I have requested them by e-mail.
United States – A total of 668 members, 307 plant inspections, 232 passed the inspection with an average score of 93.1%, 24 have failed with corrections in progress.
Total number of completed inspection (YTD): 256
Number initially passed: 232
Number initially failed: 24
Passed initially and after corrective actions: 232
Average Passing Score: 93.1%
Inspections still to be done: 51
Candidate Bottlers: 31
Suppliers – Specific points were made: (1) Convention schedules outlined in advance, (2) Would like to participate in the planning of each chapter show, (3) Would appreciate better coordination on the dates for shows around the world. A quick survey of the chapter shows around the world:
Chapter Month in advance Frequency of show
Asia/Australia (same show) May 1 year every 2 years
Canada February 2 years every year
United States Oct/Nov 5 years every year
Latin America May 2 years every 2 years
Europe March 2 years every year
Each chapter is asked to e-mail to the Council, details on the all shows now booked in advance (location, dates)
Suppliers have asked that all chapters forward a list of their supplier members (sent this information to the Council and all supplier representatives). NOTE: Cost for suppliers in International Council to be collected within each chapter. Each chapter to send to International Council the fee paid by supplier and a list of suppliers in each chapter. Should be organized by first of year. Role/goals of suppliers within the International Council and each chapter should be outlined.
The International Council reviewed financial data. Dues for next year will be the same. Budget for next year, similar to 2000.
All chapters should forward comments to the International Council on Web Site Q & A by end of October.
Subcommittee – Reported that the conference calls held in August were successful. All members were in agreement on the items outlined on table. Cindy Yablonski and Jack West will go as the IBWA NGO representatives. Ms. Yablonski presented our position/presentation. The letter and table sent to Codex was handed out during the meeting. Ms. Yablonski explained procedures during the meeting on presentations. If questions are director to NGO, if unsure of the answer, the bottled water industry representatives would “huddle”. The Council was happy on the unified position moving forward on Codex.
Contact information forms were handed out during meeting. All representatives were asked to complete and forward to the Council.
Nomination form for Vice Chairman for next year will be sent next week. Once received all names will be forwarded for a final vote.
Incoming Chairman, Roland Bengtsson, will talk to each chapter and develop a (draft) short and long term plan.
The group congratulated Stewart Allen, as outgoing chairman, for a job well done.
The meeting was terminated at 1:35 pm
Stewart Allen, Chairman Elizabeth Griswold, Secretary-General