With more than 65 years of experience bringing together industry groups to create health and safety requirements in a variety of industries, NSF is uniquely qualified to develop this program. In the past six-plus decades, NSF has developed more than 70 American National Standards and more than 30 protocols. On the testing side, NSF relies on a global network of laboratories, auditors and professional staff comprised of more than 700 chemists, microbiologists, toxicologists, engineers and public health experts. NSF certifies 347,000 products and tests 16,000 products annually.
The NSF Home Product Certification Program™ evaluates products through rigid requirements (protocols) which outline the specific review and testing criteria to ensure consistency. Protocol documents are available for view and comment by key stakeholders, and are revised as needed, to stay current with changing trends in manufacturing and regulations.
Each NSF protocol defines the product category as well as requirements for the product packaging and labeling, physical characteristics, performance characteristics and material evaluation. To develop the protocols for this program, NSF sought input from regulators, scientists, engineers, public health and consumer product safety experts, manufacturers and retailers.
Below is a list of our published protocols for Home Product Certification. For more information about our protocols, please contact us.
Protocols for additional product categories are under continuous development.
The NSF Home Product Certification Program™ will focus initially on kitchen products, including housewares such as food storage containers, cutlery and glassware, as well as small appliances such as coffee makers, slow cookers and blenders. Several other protocols are in development.
To learn more about the program protocols, email the program staff at email@example.com.