Integrity is our greatest asset. Since 1944, NSF International has been certifying products, writing standards and conducting audits to help protect food, water and consumer goods.
As a not-for-profit organization, NSF stakeholders include industry, the regulatory community and consumers. By working closely with these key stakeholders, NSF has established a history of independence as exemplified by unparalleled third-party evaluations and the value of the brands that carry the NSF Mark.
NSF is widely recognized for its scientific and technical expertise in the health and environmental sciences. Its professional staff includes microbiologists, engineers, chemists, toxicologists, and environmental health professionals with broad experience both in public and private organizations. In addition to state-of-the-art testing facilities and internationally accredited laboratories, NSF audit staff conducts more than 30,000 inspections in more than 80 countries each year.
By combining objectivity with scientific innovation, NSF has created and implemented highly customized programs that offer practical solutions. The result: greater market access, faster time to market, and reduced liabilities.
The NSF International Commitment
NSF's success is grounded in its heritage, which can be traced back to its founding in 1944 when two professors from the University of Michigan and a public health official from Toledo, Ohio established the National Sanitation Foundation.
From those early days, NSF set a course to create independent standards that improve overall public health. Today, this historical commitment is represented by the NSF Mark, which is recognized for its value in international trade around the world and is respected by regulatory agencies at the local, state, federal and international level.
NSF has expanded considerably to meet the growing needs of clients worldwide. NSF has earned Collaborating Centre designations by the World Health Organization (WHO) for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.
Additional services include safety audits for the food and water industries, quality management systems and environmental management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd., organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.
For more information on NSF's unique services, please contact Greta Houlahan, Communications Manager, at (734) 913-6824 or email@example.com.