NSF International and the UK’s Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) have formed a partnership to deliver world class hygiene management standards to Samsung Everland

SEOUL, South Korea — As South Korea’s largest contract caterer, Samsung Everland is leading the way in Asia with its strong commitment to promoting internationally-recognized levels of food safety and hygiene.

So far, NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, has trained 20 of the company’s senior management staff with the CIEH’s Level 3 qualification in ‘Supervising Food Safety in Catering’ (this is the first CIEH course ever run in South Korea). Working with the CIEH, NSF International* will develop a comprehensive food safety training program offered throughout Asia, building on its already strong food safety presence in the region.

The CIEH is the UK’s leading awarding body for vocational qualifications in accredited food safety, health and safety, and environmental protection qualifications. An ambitious organization, the CIEH plans to extend its public health message worldwide and has accredited courses and trainers operating in the Middle East, Hong Kong and now Asia. In the USA, the CIEH has secured ten percent of the food safety training market.

Dan Fone, Director of Business Development – Global Food Safety at NSF International, said:

“NSF in Asia Pacific already works with many of the top 100 global restaurant, catering and retail businesses. Accredited training is a natural extension of our food safety services and dovetails perfectly with the extension of the CIEH’s own highly regarded qualifications into Asian countries. We are delighted to be working with such a respected body and together we offer unsurpassed expertise and experience to our clients in Asia.”

Frank Post, Commercial Director of the CIEH, added:

“The strength of our partnership with NSF International is evidenced by the successful training of managers in South Korea. The CIEH and NSF together are strategically well-positioned to spread our educational and public health message to this fast developing part of the world.”

Samsung Everland is delighted with the successful results achieved by their managers on the training course. Mr. Byoungtaeg Jung, Director of the Sanitation & Quality Team commented:

“We are always keen to adopt global best practice at Samsung Everland, and we feel that this training is an important step in helping our managers achieve the highest international standards in safety and hygiene.”

For more information about NSF Training and Education Services contact training@nsf.org or +1 734-827-5600.

Note to editors: To schedule an interview with a NSF International food safety expert, contact Greta Houlahan at +1 734-913-5723 or houlahan@nsf.org.

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.

The NSF Global Food Division provides experienced and accredited services across all supply chain sectors, from agriculture, produce, processing, distribution and dairy to seafood, retail and restaurants. Services include Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification (SQF, BRC, GLOBALG.A.P., FSSC, IFS, Aquaculture Certification Council (ACC)), Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, plus expert auditing, consulting and technical services, HACCP validation and inspection, and organic and gluten-free certification through QAI (Quality Assurance International). NSF is also the leading certifier of foodservice equipment, nonfood compounds and bottled water/beverages, as well as drinking water treatment units and filtration systems.  NSF Asia Pacific has offices in Bangkok, New Delhi, Seoul, Taiwan and Shanghai to help regional food supply chains of top 100 international restaurants, caterers and retail food businesses.

About the CIEH: The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a registered charity and the professional voice for environmental health. It sets standards and accredits courses and qualifications for the education of members and other environmental health practitioners.

It provides information, evidence and policy advice to local and national government and environmental and public health practitioners in the public and private sectors. As an awarding body, the CIEH provides qualifications, events, and support materials on topics relevant to health, wellbeing and safety to develop workplace skills and best practice.

As a campaigning organisation, the CIEH aims to promote improvements in environmental and public health policy. It is based in the UK with offices in London, Northern Ireland, Wales and United Arab Emirates (Dubai). It also operates in the USA and the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong through partners. www.cieh.org

About Samsung Everland: Samsung Everland engages in an array of services closely associated with the day-to-day lives and business operations of its customers. Its business scope covers the three main sectors of Environment & Asset, Food Culture and Resort.

Since its inception in 1963 and the launch of theme park 'Everland' in 1976, Samsung Everland has steadily built its presence across the markets of golf, building management, food and beverage, energy and environment, turning challenges into opportunities. As a corporation trusted by the local community and renowned globally as a pioneer in the infrastructure of life, Samsung Everland strives to help its customers lead fulfilling lives and achieve success in their business operations by building the infrastructure for every aspect of life including entertainment, culinary and business.

Main Businesses:
Environment & Assets: Construction, Energy, Landscaping, Real Estate Service
Food Culture: Food service, Food ingredient distribution, Concessions
Resorts: Everland, Caribbean Bay, Home Bridge (accommodation brand), Anyang Benest Golf Club, Gapyeong Benest Golf Club, Ansung Benest Golf Club, Dongrae Benest Golf Club, Glen Ross Golf Club

* NSF in South Korea is an accredited CIEH training centre with qualified trainers in South Korea and China.

Greta Houlahan
NSF International
Phone: 734-913-5723
Email: houlahan@nsf.org