Many our products have the NSF logo; but what is the meaning of the NSF abbreviation?
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent and accredited third-party certification body that verifies and certifies products to meet precise public health and safety standards.
NSF is considered the world’s largest organization in the field of verification and certification of products in food environments, with a focus on food, water, indoor air and the environment. NSF tests products and materials analyzes with unscheduled plant inspections. Every aspect of product development is evaluated before obtaining certification.
With an annual budget of $ 7.5 billion (FY 2017), it is the funding source for about 24 percent of all government-funded basic research conducted by American colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the main source of federal support.
At the end of the verification cycle and after approval by the institute, the tested products can use the NSF mark in order to indicate that they have been certified and that they fully meet the standards at local, federal and international level.
The awarding of the prestigious NSF brand guarantees high standards of safety and reliability.