Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF International for the development of public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and environment. Our mission is to protect and improve global human health. As an independent, accredited organization, we develop standards, and test and certify products and systems. We provide auditing, education and risk management solutions for public health and the environment.
Founded in 1944 as the National Sanitation Foundation, we changed our name to NSF International in 1990 as we expanded our services beyond sanitation and into global markets. The letters in our organization's name do not represent any specific words today.
The NSF mark assures consumers, retailers and regulators that products have been rigorously tested to comply with all standard requirements.Learn More
Since our founding in 1944, we have been dedicated to protecting and improving human and environmental health on a global scale.Learn More
Our engineers, microbiologists, toxicologists, chemists and public health experts test and certify products in state-of-the-art labs.Learn More