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NSF Shanghai Co., Ltd Newsletter – 2016 Quarter 2

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We hope you enjoy the second issue of NSF China E-News for 2016. 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 China will be present at. Be sure to look for our next issue in Sep. 2016!

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Did You Know?

NSF International Co-Hosted Second Annual Global Water Purification Summit in Beijing

Global public health organization NSF International and the Direct Drinking Water Times, one of China’s leading water publications, co-sponsored the second annual Global Water Purification Summit, April 21 – 22, 2016 in Beijing, China. The summit brought together leaders in the Asia-Pacific water sector to provide insight and clarity on the challenges and opportunities of the water purification industry from a variety of perspectives, including policy, economics and technology. > Read More

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NSF Water Programs

NSF Experts Were Invited to Give a Speech at NWACDC 2016

On June 14, the 7th National Water Appliances and Cross-Border Distributors Conference (NWACDC 2016) was successfully held by Direct Drinking Water Times (DDWT) in Shanghai. Industry representatives, such as NSF International, Philips, GE, Tmall, Bili, Third Military Medical University, Flying Fish, etc. were invited and gave speeches at NWACDC 2016. Rick Andrew, Director of Global Water Business development, NSF International, delivered a speech of “How can NSF certification boost the sales of your water purifier” at the conference. This year, more than 300 attendees were attracted to participate in this event, including water purifier manufacturers, distributors, e-commerce representatives and professionals, etc. Rick discussed with all attendees about how NSF Drinking Water Treatment Product certification can aid in gaining access to new and existing markets, increases the value of products and why it benefits manufacturers, distributors and consumers in his presentation. Other hot issues, such as industrial upgrading and challenges, products development trends, marketing solutions, were also deeply explored in the meeting.

New CDC Toolkit Provides Imperative Legionella Information for Building Owners and Managers

Cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States grew by nearly four times from 2000 through 2014. CDC investigations show that outbreaks of this disease are due to common problems with water system maintenance and come from a number of sources such as potable water, hot tubs and cooling towers. It is therefore essential to closely monitor and quickly respond to changes in building or facility water that may increase the risk of Legionella growth and spread. In response to Legionella outbreaks, the CDC has developed a resource toolkit, “Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth & Spread in Buildings: A Practical Guide to Implementing Industry Standards.” This toolkit gives guidance to building owners and managers. > Read More

Four Plumbing and Building Codes Adopt NSF/ANSI 350 Standard for Water Reuse Systems

Four international plumbing and building codes now require that water reuse systems comply with NSF International’s standard for water reuse systems. NSF International, a global public health organization, developed NSF/ANSI 350: Onsite Residential and Commercial Water Reuse Treatment to standardize the material, design and performance criteria for water reuse systems. The 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), International Plumbing Code (IPC), Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and International Green Construction Code (IgCC) now all require that water reuse systems used for residential toilet and urinal flushing comply with the NSF/ANSI 350 standard. > Read More

NSF International Certifies First Water Filters That Reduce Microcystin in Drinking Water

Global public health organization NSF International has developed a test method - NSF Protocol 477: Drinking Water Treatment Units Microcystin - that verifies a water filter’s ability to reduce microcystin to below the health advisory levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The first products to earn certification to the protocol are Access Business Group’s eSpring models 100185, 100188 and 100189 and Coway Co., Ltd. models CIFN11-PLUS, CIFN11S-PLUS, CIFN14-PLUS, CIFN8-PLUS and CIFN85-PLUS. > Read More

NSF Food Safety Program

QAI Provides Farmers Economic Pathway to Organic; Kashi First to Certify

Kashi’s new cereal, Dark Cocoa Karma Shredded Wheat Biscuits, is the first food product to earn QAI Certified Transitional, a new program which recognizes and incentivizes farmers as they transition their land from conventional to organic growing methods. QAI, Inc., a leading certifier of organic food in North America and part of the global public health organization, NSF International, designed the program to verify producers’ ability to meet increasingly rigorous requirements over three years, after which they are eligible to become Certified Organic. Products. These products contain a minimum of 51% transitional content and can display the Certified Transitional mark on packaging, allowing consumers to identify and support companies and farmers during their conversion to organic. > Read More

NSF International Launches HACCP Compliance Verification for European Commercial Food Equipment

NSF International, a global organization dedicated to protecting and improving human health with more than 70 years of expertise in food safety and quality, announces the launch of HCV EU (HAACP Compliance Verification), a new HACCP compliance verification service for the European Union commercial food equipment market. Prior to the launch of HCV EU, the European market had no compliance program to cover the hygienic quality of commercial food equipment. NSF International developed this new program, HCV EU, based on relevant European guidelines and legislation. > Read More

NSF Health Science Program

NSF International Announces Center of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Development

Center of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Development at its Bristol, Conn. laboratory. As an NSF International Center of Excellence, the laboratory will provide its scientific and technical expertise and expand its robust analytical testing capabilities, education and training to more clients through its laboratories in Germany, China, Peru and Brazil. The NSF International Center of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Development conducts testing and evaluation across the entire product lifecycle for the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries. The Center’s expertise, which reaches a global network of laboratories, includes pre-clinical and clinical development programs, unique method development and validation capabilities, and extractable and leachable studies for pharmaceutical packaging, combination medical devices and single-use processing equipment. > Read More

NSF International Expands Dietary Supplement Testing and Certification Programs in Europe

NSF International, the global leader in dietary supplement product testing and certification, is now offering these services in Europe, through its German laboratory, NSF Erdman Analytics. The program includes GMP auditing, dietary supplement ingredient testing, next-Generation DNA sequencing, and finished product certification. The program’s flagship NSF Certified for Sport® program also screens supplements on a lot-by-lot basis for over 200 athletic banned substances from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), USADA, NSF Annex B, and many professional sports lists. > Read More

Unapproved Ephedrine-like Stimulant Oxilofrine Found in 14 Dietary Supplement Products

Researchers from global public health organization NSF International, Harvard Medical School, the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) at the University of Mississippi and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands (RIVM) have found the unapproved pharmaceutical stimulant oxilofrine in 14 over-the-counter dietary supplement products. Their research on oxilofrine was published in Drug Testing and Analysis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took action on April 4, 2016 to remove oxilofrine from the marketplace, issuing warning letters to seven companies that list the compound on their product labels. According to the FDA, oxilofrine is an illegal dietary ingredient, which means products containing oxilofrine are considered misbranded under the law.> > Read More


NSF-ISR Receives Approval from ANAB for Accreditation to RC14001®:2015 Technical Specification

NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) received official accreditation from ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board) to the RC14001®:2015 Technical Specification on April 4, 2016. The standard combines elements of the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Responsible Care® standard with those of ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems. Certification enables an organization to demonstrate that its management system conforms to the requirements of both ISO 14001 and RC14001®. > Read More

NSF Sustainability

NSF International Certifies First Manufacturers to Global Traceable Down Standard

NSF Sustainability, a division of global public health organization NSF International, has certified the first manufacturers to the Global Traceable Down Standard (Global TDS). Youngone Corporation (Seoul, South Korea), Quang Viet Enterprise (QVE) Co., Ltd. (Taipei, Taiwan) and Shen Gang Tungsang (ShenZhen), Co., Ltd., (Shen Zhen, China) have all achieved certification to the Global Traceable Down Standard. Certification to the standard enables an organization to demonstrate the down it processes is from farms that practice the highest levels of animal welfare and that the down is fully traceable throughout its supply chain. > Read More

Upcoming Events

We invite you to meet us at the following events:



Forum for Injection and Packaging Development – 2016 FIPD
Sep. 7-9, 2016 | Qingdao. China

NSF toxicology and pre-clinical development experts will participate and spoke at the Forum for Injection and Packaging Development (2016 FIPD) in Qingdao on Sep. 7 to 9, 2016. Key subjects of 2016 FIPD include manufacturing and application of injection for clinical safety promotion. In the forum, NSF experts will give a speech about toxicological risk assessment of extractables & leachables in medical combination products, as well as the safety of pharmaceutical packaging materials. Besides, NSF will set up a stand outside the conference room for all clients to meet and discuss with our expert team face-to face. It is estimated that this year more than 400 participants from pharmaceutical companies, pharmaceutical packaging companies, hospital, testing agencies, related government, investment agencies, and university etc., will join this event from domestic and abroad, and 36% attendees are from pharmaceutical companies.> Learn more.

NSF Co-organizing GEP and GMP Forums with CCCMHPIE during CPHI China 2016
June 21-22, 2016 | Shanghai. China:

During the upcoming Pharma focused trade show of CPHI China 2016, NSF China and China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines & Health Products (CCCMHPIE) will co-host two forums themed in regulatory compliance and market trends of Herbal Medicine and Dietary Supplements products. Pharmaceutical and regulatory experts from NSF, CCCMHPIE and China HPA will be invited to offer informative and professional presentations on GEP certification, US. market environment, DNA testing and latest international regulatory expectations, etc. > Read More


An Overview of NSF/ANSI Food Equipment Standards
June 24, 2016 | Dongguan. China

This one-day technical seminar will help food services manufacturers to learn about the NSF food equipment certification requirements that govern product listings to the NSF/ANSI standards 2, 4, 7 & 51. Donnie Wang, Technical Reviewer of food equipment, NSF China, will be the mentor to lead the audiences to go over physical design and construction requirements, performance testing protocol, material formulation requirements, key definitions and the NSF certification process.

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