Regulatory and Public Health Expertise
- Stan Hazan
- Ron Grimes
NSF employs experts with broad education, experience and skills to provide key legislative, regulatory, academic and professional staff with NSF’s technical resources. Key staff members include Stan Hazan, Senior Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs, and Ron Grimes, Manager of Environmental Health Programs.
Stan Hazan, Senior Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, oversees the regulatory function and is the principal liaison to U.S. federal regulatory agencies and legislative bodies, and international public health bodies. His work with NSF spans over 20 years and includes expertise in legislative and regulatory affairs and public health education.
Stan serves as Treasurer for the Food Safety Services Providers (Coalition of Third-Party Certification Organizations) and sits on the board for the Partnership of Food Safety Education. He also maintains membership on the Conference for Food Protection Strategic Planning Committee, the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, the National Environmental Health Association, the American Water Works Association and the American Chemical Society.
Stan holds a Certificate in International Food Law & Regulation from Michigan State University, an MPH and MBA from the University of Michigan and a BSc in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Toronto.
Contact Stan at email@example.com or +1 734.769.5105.
Ron Grimes, Manager of Environmental Health Programs, oversees all state and local health department relations. Ron has more than 40 years experience in the public health field, and holds a master’s degree in health planning and administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in environmental health from Indiana State University. Ron is also a Registered Sanitarian in Michigan as well as a Diplomate in the American Academy of Sanitarians.
Prior to joining NSF, Ron served as health officer for the Jackson County Health Department and administrator of environmental health services for Michigan’s largest health division, Oakland County, where he oversaw all aspects of environmental health.
Ron has held leadership positions at the National Environmental Health Association, including president. He is affiliated with, and also held leadership positions in, multiple national and state environmental and public health organizations.
Contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 734.827.6863.
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What do the letters "NSF" stand for?
The letters in our organization’s name do not actually stand for any specific words today. They were derived from our founding name dating back to the 1940s, which was the National Sanitation Foundation. Our name was changed to NSF International in the early 1990s when the National Sanitation Foundation and NSF Testing Labs were merged.
How can I obtain current NSF Listings of certified products?
Specific listings of any NSF-certified product are free to anyone visiting our website. These listings are updated daily.
How can I get on the mailing list for NSF publications?
By completing the application form and mailing or faxing it to NSF International, Attn: Marketing, 789 Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
Who do I contact with questions regarding specific NSF or NSF/ANSI Standards (not certified products)?
Send letter or email to Jessica Evans (email@example.com), Director of Standards. Please enclose all pertinent information regarding the issue and the affected standard.
How can I get an NSF employee to do a presentation about a specific NSF program or service?
Contact Stan Hazan, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Association Programs, at 800-NSF-MARK (800-673-6275) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I file a complaint about a product?
To file a complaint, please complete the online complaint / investigation form. Hard copies of the form may be obtained by contacting Stan Hazan, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Association Programs, at 800-NSF-MARK (800-673-6275) or email@example.com. When completing a complaint form, please be sure to include all relevant information, e.g., source and location of the complaint, specific details, product description, model number and/or serial and location of complaint, specific details, product description, model number and/or serial number, evidence of NSF mark misuse, etc.
What does NSF do with a complaint about certified products?
Upon receipt of a complaint form, a copy is forwarded to the appropriate service representative for validation. Validation should occur through an investigation at the site within two weeks. If the complaint is found valid, the subject company of the investigation is informed. If found invalid, the complaint file is closed and placed in the official NSF corporate file. If a complaint is valid, the manufacturer is instructed to produce corrective action to regain conformity to the standard.
What is a public notice?
A public notice is a process by which NSF informs the public, industry, and regulatory communities of a non-conformance of public health significance found in a listed product that is not corrected. These notices are generally performed through the use of publications, press releases, and website notification.
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