NSF Erdmann Analytics to provide expanded food, water, dietary supplement and pharma testing capabilities throughout Europe

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, USA and RHEDA-WIEDENBRÜCK, Germany — NSF International, an independent global public health and safety organization that develops standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries, has acquired Erdmann Analytics. The acquisition expands NSF International’s scientific and technical capabilities in Europe and strengthens its global laboratory network, which supports NSF programs that help protect and improve the safety of food, water, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and the environment.

Located in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, Erdmann Analytics is a laboratory specializing in analytical testing for the food, potable water, wastewater, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries. This includes testing for a wide range of food products such as meat, produce, packaged foods, fruit juices, seafood, dairy, and pet and livestock feed. The laboratory employs more than 170 scientific experts including food chemists, biochemists, food technologists, nutritional scientists, biologists and veterinarians.

The acquisition strengthens NSF International’s ability to provide its clients the most advanced testing services in every market they serve or source products. As part of NSF’s Global Food Division, Erdmann Analytics will enhance NSF’s services across the global food supply chain including agriculture, produce, processing, distribution, dairy, seafood, retail and restaurants. The acquisition also provides opportunities for European expansion of NSF International’s water, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical programs.

Erdmann Analytics clients will gain access to NSF International’s global laboratory network and wide range of technical resources that address evolving requirements in global food safety, water quality, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and environmental standards in the U.S. and other key markets.

“NSF International’s acquisition of Erdmann Analytics expands our range of testing capabilities and scientific depth in Europe, and reinforces NSF’s commitment to protecting public health globally,” said Kevan P. Lawlor, NSF International President and CEO. “Our ability to serve our clients globally is vitally important, especially as the food chain continues to globalize and expand and as new regulations such as EU food hygiene directives, the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act and other food safety standards are enforced worldwide.”

“We share NSF’s commitment to scientific excellence. Our services are the perfect complement to NSF’s excellence in providing certification, auditing and training services and breaking down regulatory barriers which allow us to better serve the needs of our clients now and following the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s (TTIP) implementation,” said Dr. Ralf Erdmann of Erdmann Analytics.

Going forward the organization will be known as NSF Erdmann Analytics. It will remain in Rheda-Wiedenbrück and be led by its existing management team of Dr. Ralf Erdmann and Dr. Thomas Wilke.

For more information about the NSF Global Food Division, visit the NSF Food Safety website, email foodsafetysolutions@nsf.org or call 734-214-6241. To learn more about NSF’s pharma and dietary supplement services, visit NSF Health Sciences.

Editor’s note: U.S. media seeking additional information or to arrange interviews can contact Kelly Ingerly at media@nsf.org or +1 734 827 6850. Media in Europe can contact Heather Taylor at htaylor@nsf.org or +420 724 322 951.

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the construction, food, water, health sciences 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. Operating in more than 155 countries, NSF International is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.