NSF International is an independent, global organization that facilitates standards development and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. With operations in 180 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.
NSF provides expertise and accredited food services across all supply chain sectors, including agriculture, animal feed and welfare, produce, processing, distribution, dairy, seafood, quality management software, retail and restaurants. Services include Global Food Safety Initiative, foodservice equipment and non-food compounds certification, HACCP validation and inspection, label claim verification and certification, DNA and food package testing, product and process development, and organic and Certified Transitional certification through Quality Assurance International (QAI).
Separate from certification, NSF`s Consulting, Training and Technical Services Program, NSF Bulgaria (EC BUL Ltd.) assists food retailers, manufacturers, hospitality and catering sectors providing technical services (such as food regulations advisory, labelling and specification management, product and recipe development, and supplier audits) and consumer insight services (such as consumer panels for sensory testing) to add value throughout their complete product or service life cycle.