We are proud of our NSF certified products. It's well-known that NSF has stringent requirements and testing processes, and we pride ourselves on adhering to these standards. Here’s what NSF has to say about their own certification process:
No other independent testing programs require companies to comply with the strict standards imposed by NSF and its product certification programs. From extensive product testing and material analyses to unannounced plant inspections, NSF is the only third-party testing organization to undertake a complete evaluation of every aspect of a product's development before it can earn our certification.
Most importantly for you, NSF Certification is not a one-time activity. We do not just test a single model of a product and give it our okay. Our certification programs require regular on-site inspections of the manufacturing facilities. In addition, certified products are periodically re-tested against the requirements of the most current version of the applicable national standard. If for any reason a product fails to meet one or more of our certification criteria, we will take whatever enforcement actions we deem necessary to protect the public, including product recall, public notification, or de-certification.
The NSF mark on food service equipment means that everything from the product design to materials used to create the product have been tested and conform to food equipment safety and sanitization standards. In order to achieve the mark, products undergo a rigorous inspection in three key areas:
Manufacturing facilities are also subject to annual audits to assure that the production processes and materials used still conform to NSF standards.
Equipment certified by the NSF must complete the following process:
The facility where the product is made is thoroughly audited by an NSF representative. This ensures the product is constructed in a sanitary manner and that the standards for sanitary design elements are actually met during construction and assembly.
A physical evaluation of the product is carried out to ensure it meets food safety standards.
Testing and evaluation is done on the materials used to make the product to make sure they meet standards.
The facility and product must also undergo annual follow up audits to maintain certification.
NSF certified products have therefore passed a stringent set of evaluations to ensure food safety requirements and standards are met.