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National Sanitation Foundation

About NSF Standards

NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company™, is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to Standards development, product certification, education, and risk management for public health and safety. Committed to safeguarding public health, safety, and the environment, NSF focuses on food, water, indoor air, and environmental concerns. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), NSF develops voluntary Standards through a collaborative process involving industry representatives, regulatory officials, certification bodies, and users. With over 90 Standards covering various sectors, NSF supports the promotion of public health, safety, sustainability, and environmental protection.

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Drinking Water Treatment Units - Emerging Compounds / Incidental Contaminants
Dietary Supplements
Drinking Water Treatment Units - Aesthetic Effects
Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Treatment Systems
Drinking Water Treatment Units – Health Effects
Shower Filtration Systems - Aesthetic Effects
Public Drinking Water Equipment Performance - Filtration
Onsite Residential and Commercial Water Reuse Treatment Systems
Plastics Piping System Components and Related Material
Terminology for the NSF 455 Portfolio of Standards
Effluent Filters – Field Longevity Testing
Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects (+ Errata)
Residential Wastewater Treatment Systems - Nitrogen Reduction
Equipment and Chemicals for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Other Recreational Water Facilities
Nonliquid Saturated Treatment Systems
Residential Wastewater Treatment Systems
Commercial Bulk Milk Dispensing Equipment
Disinfection Mechanics
Manual Food and Beverage Dispensing Equipment
Special Purpose Food Equipment and Devices
Commercial Powered Food Preparation Equipment
Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers
Food Equipment
Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients

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Frequently Asked Questions

National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standards encompass a broad spectrum of sectors, including food and beverage, water systems, life sciences, nutrition, personal care, and transportation. These standards serve as guidelines and benchmarks for promoting the safety, quality, and sustainability of products and processes within these industries. Whether it's establishing hygienic practices in food production, maintaining water quality standards, or confirming the efficacy of personal care products, NSF Standards play an essential role in promoting public health, safety, and environmental protection across various sectors.

National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standards are used to uphold rigorous quality, safety, and environmental standards across industries such as food and beverage, water systems, life sciences, nutrition, personal care, and transportation. These standards serve as benchmarks for product quality, safety, and sustainability, promoting compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices. By adhering to NSF Standards, organizations can increase consumer confidence, mitigate risks, and demonstrate their commitment to delivering products and services that meet the highest standards of quality, safety, and environmental responsibility.

National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standards are owned by NSF International, a global non-profit organization dedicated to improving human and planet health since 1944. NSF International operates with a dedicated team of thousands of professionals worldwide, including microbiologists, toxicologists, chemists, engineers, auditors, and environmental and public health professionals. Headquartered in the United States, NSF International's mission is carried out by its global team, who work tirelessly to uphold the organization's commitment to improving public health, safety, and environmental protection on a global scale.  

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