NSF International (NSF) is proud to offer the Dietary Supplement Certification Program. In today's rapidly growing dietary supplements industry, manufacturers can now differentiate their product through NSF's independent, third-party, product evaluation services including product testing and facility inspections. NSF International began its Dietary Supplement Program at the request of industry and public health representatives.
To offer a unique, voluntary, independent, third-party, product evaluation service to the rapidly-growing dietary supplements industry. Verification of ingredients listed on product labels, contaminant testing, auditing against Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) principles and ongoing monitoring are the basis of the program.
Benefits of NSF Certification include:
Fees for initial certification include annual listing, qualification audits, testing and professional services. NSF provides quotes to companies upon request.
NSF will be certifying raw materials and finished product on the basis of identity, quantity (when on label), consistency and purity where criteria for such can be established. NSF will not be certifying efficacy. The Mark and accompanying marketing materials will be designed to make it clear to the consumer precisely what NSF is certifying.
NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company, is an independent, not-for-profit organization providing a wide range of services around the world. For nearly 65 years, NSF has been committed to public health, safety and protection of the environment. While focusing on food, water, indoor air and the environment, NSF develops American National Standards, provides learning opportunities through NSF Training and Education and provides third-party conformity assessment services while representing the interests of all stakeholders. The primary stakeholder groups include industry, the regulatory/public health community and the public at large.
NSF is widely recognized for it's scientific and technical expertise in the health and environmental sciences. Its professional staff includes engineers, chemists, microbiologists, toxicologists, food scientists and environmental health professionals with broad experience both in public and private organizations.
NSF has earned the Collaborating Center designations by the World Health Organization (WHO) for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.
Serving manufacturers operating in 80 countries, the NSF Mark is recognized for its value in international trade around the world and is respected by regulatory agencies at the local, state and federal levels.
Analyses are performed by over thirty chemists according to USEPA Methods, Standard Methods and ASTM protocols in addition to intralaboratory developed methodologies. These include standard volatile and semi-volatile organic, wet chemistry and trace metals analyses. In addition, we employ a variety of liquid chromatography methods. The diversity and expertise of NSF's chemistry staff has allowed us to develop new analytical methods to specifically meet our client's growing needs. We are capable of producing data utilizing Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) protocols.
Our extensive list of analytical instrumentation includes GC, Purge & Trap GC, GC/MS, Purge & Trap GC/MS, GFAA, ICP, ICP/MS, LC/MS, HPLC, IC, and TLC/HPTLC. NSF has a laboratory in the United States, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. NSF is also affiliated with a network of laboratories worldwide. The superior quality of our laboratory services is reflected in the many accreditations that NSF International maintains. These are listed below: