NSF International launched its voluntary Nonfood Compounds Registration Program in 1999 to re-introduce the previous authorization program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Products eligible for NSF Registration include all compounds used in and around food establishments (nonfood compounds), such as disinfectants and lubricants, and those used for pre-processing of food proprietary substances, such as fruits/vegetable washing agents. NSF Registration assures inspection officials and end users that your formulation and labels meet appropriate food safety regulations.
NSF Registration is based on the NSF Registration Guidelines (formerly USDA Guidelines for Obtaining Authorization of Compounds to be Used in Meat and Poultry Plants), which includes:
Products complying with these requirements are identified in the online NSF White Book Listing of proprietary substances and nonfood compounds. A printable PDF version is also available. NSF Registered products are also permitted to carry an NSF Registration Mark on their product label.
This program provides product manufacturers, users, and regulatory/inspector groups with a proven method to determine product acceptability. This program compliments both food processing equipment certification and NSF's food safety evaluations.
For more information on NSF's Nonfood Compounds Program, please visit the main Nonfood Compounds Registration website.