Founded in 1944, our mission is to protect and improve global human health. Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to us to facilitate the development of public health standards and certifications that help protect food, water, consumer products and the environment. As an independent, accredited organization, we test, audit and certify products and systems as well as provide education and risk management.
What Is NSF Certification?
Millions of people take the safety of their food, water and consumer products for granted on a daily basis. Why? Because of three letters: NSF. NSF certification is your key to making sure that the products you use meet strict standards for public health protection.
Choosing a product certified by NSF lets you know the company complies with strict standards and procedures imposed by NSF. From extensive product testing and material analyses to unannounced plant inspections, every aspect of a product's development is thoroughly evaluated before it can earn our certification.
Most importantly, NSF certification is not a one-time event, but involves regular on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities and regular re-testing of products to ensure that they continue to meet the same high standards required to maintain certification over time. If for any reason a product fails to meet one or more certification criteria, NSF will take enforcement actions to protect you, including product recall, public notification or de-certification.
Products that earn NSF certification are said to be “NSF certified” or “NSF listed” and display the applicable NSF certification mark to show that they have been tested by one of today’s most respected independent product testing organizations.
The Importance of NSF Certification
A health code violation or foodborne illness claim relating back to your restaurant can be devastating to your business. Purchasing NSF certified products can help you avoid violations and improve the reputation of your establishment in the long run.
NSF certification process
The NSF certification process is specific to the product, process or service being certified and the type of certification, but generally follows seven steps:
1. Application and information submission
2. Product evaluation
3. Product testing in lab
4. Manufacturing facility inspection, production confirmation and product sampling
5. Test results review and acceptance
6. Contract signed and products listed
7. Annual plant inspection and retesting
The NSF mark is your assurance that the product has been tested by one of the most respected independent certification organizations in existence today. It is valued by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies worldwide.
The NSF certification mark on a product means that the product complies with all standard requirements. NSF conducts periodic unannounced inspections and product testing to verify that the product continues to comply with the standard.
The mark also provides:
l Knowledge that an impartial review against established criteria or guidelines has been conducted
l Evidence that product labeling and claims have been objectively reviewed by a trusted third party
l A way to differentiate your product from your competitors’ and gain advantage in the market
l Evidence of your organization’s company-wide commitment to quality, compliance and safety
l Backing by a team of professionals dedicated to public health and safety operating in more than 170 countries around the world
Shanghai GOM Testing and Technical Co., Ltd.(GOM) is famous for its global service in testing and certification business. We focus on the certification, testing, inspection and standard training for products approaching markets including Europe, America, and Russia etc. Shanghao GOM is the sole agent of NB 2696 in Chinese market. We are authorized by several European Notified Body and Russian Official Certification Authorization to directly accept application from manufacturers or trading company, to help their products comply with requirements of international regulation and standard, to help enterprises eliminate trade and technology barrier, to improve competition of “Made in China”
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