BIFs to IBWA Past Due
IBWA’s 2010 plant inspection program has begun. The program is designed to assist bottlers in determining how well their bottling operation complies with all applicable federal and state regulations, as well as IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice requirements for bottled water production and sale. In 2010, annual plant inspections again are based on conformance with a bottling plant’s HACCP plan as well as FDA- and IBWA-mandated good manufacturing practices (GMP) requirements.
The 2010 IBWA membership renewal materials, which include a copy of the two-page Bottler Information Form (BIF), have been mailed to all IBWA members. IBWA Bottler members should complete the BIF form and fax it to IBWA's Technical Programs Coordinator Dimeko Shaw at IBWA at 703.683.4074. (CLICK HERE for a copy of the BIF form.) To facilitate the scheduling of your inspection, we had previously requested that you return this form to IBWA immediately. If you operate more than one bottling facility, please duplicate the form and return one form for each plant. If a form is not received for each plant, the audit contractor may not be able to schedule the necessary inspections in 2010.
Please note also that inspection fees may be based on the date the BIF is received by IBWA. BIFS were due by May 15, 2010. If your BIF is received after May 15, 2010, you may be responsible for paying a surcharge. (Your annual IBWA membership dues amount does not include the cost of your plant inspection.)
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