ANN ARBOR, Mich. and POTTSTOWN, Pa.– NSF International’s Global Food Safety Division and Paster Training Inc. have partnered to offer a combination of training and consulting services to the foodservice and retail food industries.  These service offerings are increasingly important in light of new federal legislation to further protect the nation's food supply.

NSF International is a public health organization with food safety supply chain and retail expertise in auditing and certification services, and Paster Training provides food safety and alcohol management training and consulting for many leading food retailers and operators.  By combining this expertise, NSF and Paster Training can offer a comprehensive food safety and training solution that meets the needs of today’s retail food sector.

NSF International’s food safety services include: training, global food safety certification, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) consulting and operations management to verify compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act and strengthen food safety practices.  NSF also offers training courses for supply chain food safety programs such as:

  • SQF (Safe Quality Food),
  • BRC (British Retail Consortium),
  • FSSC (Food Safety System Certification) 22000,
  • Advanced HACCP,
  • Seafood HACCP, and
  • Behavior Based Compliance and Principles of Internal Auditing.

Supplementing these NSF services, Paster Training offers truck driver food safety training, client quality service training and alcohol management training. 

“This collaboration was a natural fit for our two organizations, as Paster Training and NSF International are both committed to improving food safety on a global scale, and each has complementary strengths to offer better service to the food industry,” said NSF International Senior Vice President Kristen Holt.

“NSF International and Paster Training are dedicated to improving the world we live in. Through this partnership, we will strengthen the global food supply, help prevent food terrorism and assist communities in decreasing alcohol-related incidents,” said Paster Training, Inc. President Tara Paster.

For more information visit NSF’s Global Food Safety webpage or contact Mike Loftis at mloftis@nsf.org or 865-233-2575.

About NSF International: NSF International, an independent public health and safety organization, certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide and operates in more than 120 countries. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.

Services offered by NSF’s Global Food Safety Division include: foodservice equipment certification; food safety and quality auditing and certification for the produce, agriculture, poultry, egg and livestock industry;  consulting & technical services; Global Food Safety Standards certification (SQF, BRC, GlobalGAP, FSSC, IFS, Dutch HACCP);  restaurant and supermarket food safety; Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, Aquaculture Certification Council (ACC) certification, HACCP validation and inspection, seafood testing and auditing; bottled water/flavored beverage quality certification; organic certification, and education and training.

Additional NSF International services include dietary supplement and nutritional ingredient certification, drinking water certification and safety audits, management systems registrations (e.g. ISO 14001); and sustainable business solutions.

About Paster Training, Inc.: Paster Training serves the hospitality industry and is dedicated to reaching and educating food and beverage industry members worldwide when, where and how they need training, products and support (pastertraining.com).  Paster trainers are highly skilled and have made food and alcohol safety our career focus.  Paster Training’s food  and alcohol training services include: Food Safety Managers Certification,  Employee Starters Program, Food Safety Train-the-Trainer Workshop, Food Defense Training, Advanced HACCP Certification, Basic HACCP Certification, HACCP Train-the-Trainer Workshop, HACCP for Regulators, Truck Driver Training, Plan Review, TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures Program), and TIPS Train-the-Trainer Workshop.

For more information visit PasterTraining.com or contact Bobbie Raffetto at bobbie.raffetto@pastertraining.com  or 866.394.1776 ext. 126.

CONTACTS: Greta Houlahan
NSF International
Phone: 734.913.5723
Email: houlahan@nsf.org

Tiffany Grill
Paster Training
Phone: 866.394.1776
Email: tiffany.grill@pastertraining.com