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NSF Shanghai Co., Ltd Newsletter – 2013 Quarter 2

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We hope you enjoy the second issue of NSF Shanghai E-News for 2013. NSF Shanghai E-News includes the latest NSF news, tips for a better use of our Official listing and information about trade shows and seminars which NSF Shanghai will be present at. Be sure to look for our next issue in September 2013!

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NSF International Opens Abu Dhabi Office to Meet Growing Demand for Testing, Certification and Auditing Services

NSF International, a global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi to better meet the growing demand for testing, certification, auditing, consulting and training services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). NSF International has been active in the Middle East for more than 25 years, working with more than 1,000 companies in the region. Establishing the NSF Middle East office will help NSF better meet the needs of its clients. NSF Middle East provides auditing and product certification services for the water and food industries, as well as quality and environmental management systems certification. > Read More

New Board Appointment to CIEH Ltd.

David Edwards, executive director at global public health and safety organization NSF International and acclaimed consumer safety specialist, has been appointed to the board of the trading arm of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health – CIEH Ltd, a global provider of accredited qualifications in health and safety, food safety, environmental protection, fire safety and first aid. > Read More

NSF International Promotes Three Leaders and Scientific Experts to Key Global Positions

NSF International, a global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the health sciences, water, food and consumer goods industries, has promoted three leading scientific experts to its executive, health sciences and laboratory teams.

  • Lori Bestervelt, Ph.D., has been promoted to NSF International Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer (CTO), formerly serving as NSF Senior Vice President and CTO.
  • Bob Pietrowski, Ph.D., has been promoted to Vice President of NSF International’s Global Health Sciences Division, formerly Managing Partner of NSF-DBA.
  • Kurtis Kneen, Ph.D., has been promoted to Vice President of NSF International’s Global Laboratories, formerly Director of NSF’s Chemistry Laboratories. > Read More

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NSF Water Programs

Certifiers to Harmonize Chemical Risk Assessment Process

To further protect public health, reduce duplicative costs, increase efficiency and promote transparency of human health risk assessment action levels, CSA Group, NSF International, IAPMO R&T, UL, and the Water Quality Association will now use harmonized procedures to develop action levels for unregulated chemical contaminants originating from products in contact with drinking water. The harmonized process will be used by all five certification organizations immediately. > Read More

NSF Food Safety Program

NSF International Recognizes 2013 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award Winners

NSF International, a global public health and safety organization that provides expertise and accredited services across all food supply chain sectors, from agriculture, produce, processing, distribution and dairy to seafood, retail and restaurants, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards. The awards were presented today during the 2013 Food Safety Summit held at the Baltimore Convention Center. > Read More

NSF Health Science Programs

NSF Becker & Associates Consulting Inc., Part of NSF International's Health Sciences Division, Launches New 360 Corporate Compliance Program for the Life Sciences Industry

NSF Becker & Associates Consulting, Inc., part of global independent public health organization NSF International, has launched a new program to assist companies in achieving 360 operational compliance to the commercial practices of the life science industry. Industry veteran Francisco (Frank) T. Rivas, who has more than 25 years' experience in all aspects of the pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical device industry, has been appointed to lead the NSF Becker Corporate Compliance Practice Group.
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International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas (IPEC-Americas) Approves Sale of Its IPEA Auditing Subsidiary to NSF International

The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas (IPEC-Americas) — an international non-profit comprised of pharmaceutical and excipient manufacturers and distributors — has approved the sale of its IPEA auditing subsidiary to NSF International. The transaction is expected to be finalized in spring 2013 and will position NSF International as a leader in the excipient auditing arena and will enable NSF to develop new service offerings and deliver excipient, food additive and dietary supplement ingredient audits together. > Read More

NSF Sustainability Program

NSF Sustainability Launches VOC Emissions Testing and Certification Program for Commercial Furniture Industry

NSF Sustainability, a division of global independent public health organization NSF International, has partnered with emissions testing leader Materials Analytical Services, LLC (MAS) to offer VOC (volatile organic compounds) emission testing for the commercial and institutional furniture industry. This new service will help companies save costs and time by providing all testing and validation services needed to complete BIFMA level® certification for sustainable furniture. > Read More

Motorola Mobility LLC Offers the P4000 Universal Portable Power Pack as a CarbonFree® Certified Product

Motorola Mobility LLC has added a CarbonFree® certified product to its list of mobile devices and accessories that are sold to customers as carbon neutral products. Previous products include the Motorola MOTO W233 Renew, EcoMoto car charger, Motorola CITRUS and the P793 and P893 universal portable power products, all of which demonstrate Motorola Mobility's efforts to identify ways to reduce the carbon impact of its business. The latest addition the series is the Motorola P4000 — a universal dual-charging portable power pack. > Read More

Leading European Bottled Water Company Earns CarbonFree® Certification from NSF International

Leading South Eastern Europe bottled water producer Jana, Inc. (dba Jamnica d.d.) has earned CarbonFree® certification from Carbonfund.org and NSF Sustainability, a division of global public health organization NSF International. CarbonFree® product certification is a credible, transparent way for Jana to provide carbon-neutral bottled water products to its customers in North America. > Read More

NSF Agriculture Program

NSF Agriculture Expands Service Offer and Augments Leadership Team

NSF International, the global public health and safety organization, has appointed a new highly experienced technical leadership team for its Agriculture Division and expanded its services to assist the agriculture industry in strengthening its food safety practices and complying with retailer and regulatory requirements including the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). > Read More


NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) Appoints Four Leading Management Systems Experts

NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR), a leader in management systems registrations, has appointed four leading management systems experts to key positions: Carl Blazik has been appointed Vice President of Technical Operations and Brad Kitchen as Vice President of North American Operations. Additionally, NSF-ISR has hired Khurshed Kutky to serve as Associate Director for NSF-ISR’s Business Solutions and Jeff Greaves as Business and Technical Manager, Automotive.
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