Beverage Quality Analysis and Testing

  • Overview
  • Benefits
  • Why Work With NSF?

NSF provides chemistry, microbiology and engineering testing and toxicology review services for the beverage industry. Testing can be performed at NSF’s laboratories in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Our testing and analysis services can be tailored to suit your needs and range from basic conformity testing to regulations to custom analysis for premium product positioning, e.g. sustainability and the environment.

Bottled Water and Natural Mineral Water

NSF beverage quality certification is the only accredited product certification program that offers testing to three of the world’s most respected bottled water quality standards – European Union, United States and the World Health Organization.

We also perform microbiological, chemical and radiological analyses in accordance with national regulations (including ANVISA and BIS), industry trade association standards and supplier standards.

NSF also provides support to achieve official recognition for natural mineral water in the EU and to meet U.S. state licensing requirements.

Beverages and Soft Drinks

NSF provides a broad range of testing services for the beverage industry, including testing for contamination and shelf life evaluation.

NSF provides toxicology and risk assessment services to evaluate ingredients, materials and products against U.S. and international regulations.

Packaged Ice

We test to specifications of the NSF Packaged Ice Certification Program, the International Packaged Ice Association (IPIA) and the European Packaged Ice Association (EPIA).

Packaging Materials

NSF test capabilities include migration, performance and integrity, and testing of resins, preforms and bottles for contaminants such as acetaldehyde, BPA and heavy metals.

For more information on our testing services or the process of working with us, or to get a quote, contact us at bq@nsf.org.

Benefits

Our testing and analysis services can be tailored to suit you – and range from basic conformity testing (for regulatory requirements or research) to specialist analysis for premium product positioning, e.g. sustainability and the environment. We can advise you about exactly what you need to achieve.

Testing services are carried out in our own laboratories and in cooperation with our worldwide network of the best laboratories in their field of expertise and region.

Why Work With NSF?

NSF International has been at the forefront of testing and certifying food and beverage products since our inception in 1944. Our 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratories in Ann Arbor, Michigan, conduct microbiological, chemical, radiological and materials (resin) testing. Turnaround time for compliance testing is 21 days or fewer, helping to ensure you meet regulatory deadlines and get timely responses to your technical research.

In addition, we have an NSF lab facility in Shanghai, China, as well as partner labs in Barcelona, Spain (Dr. Oliver Rodés) and Hyderabad, India (Vimta Labs).

Our laboratories are staffed by world-class chemists, microbiologists, toxicologists and packaging material engineers and accredited to ISO 17025, the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) and ASTM International. In addition, we have International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) certification through ANSI and are members of the Society of Plastic Engineers.

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