This program provides for an annual unannounced facility inspection, source and packaged ice testing, in accordance with the appropriate federal standards. Companies meeting all requirements are authorized to use the NSF certification Mark and are included in the NSF certification Registry. Advertising and promotional use of the Certification Mark is permitted, including, most importantly, its use on product packaging.
FDA Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 110 - Current Good Manufacturing Practices is used as the basis for facility sanitation inspections. Each facility inspected will receive a written report. Reports are designed to provide detailed suggestions for improving facility operations and conditions.
Source water and packaged ice are sampled and tested in accordance with FDA requirements for bottled water. Parameters included in FDA, 21 CFR Food and Drug, Chapter 1, Part 103.35 and EPA NPDWR, are reported. Microbiological testing is conducted in accordance with FDA requirements and Standards Methods. Monitoring is an integral part of either the Certification or Facility Sanitation programs. Monitoring provides the means whereby the source water and product ice are shown to meet strict regulatory criteria and high quality standards. It also establishes a documented "history" of source, product, and manufacturing quality control that can be helpful in responding to regulatory or consumer inquiries.
Certification is granted when the ice facility sanitation, source waters, and product ice are found to meet all requirements.
Well-qualified professional staff is available to conduct special surveys to assist in the prevention and correction of contamination problems.
Confidential records of tests and inspections are maintained to provide documentation for clients.
NSF can help companies with facility sanitation and quality assurance inspection services, water analyses, and technical assistance, including product certification. We are pleased to offer facility inspection and analytical services to members of the Packaged Ice Association.