Key Related Organizations
- Professional Associations
- Academic and Trade / Industry Associations
- Standards and Public Health Organizations
- National U.S. Governmental Organizations
Working with key organizations allows NSF and regulators to collaborate to ensure human and environmental health worldwide. Key groups include professional, academic and trade/industry associations as well as standards, public health and governmental organizations.
- NEHA (National Environmental Health Association)
- AFDO (Association of Food and Drug Officials)
- CIPHI (Canadian Institute Of Public Health Inspectors)
- IFT (Institute of Food Technologists)
- AWWA (American Water Works Association)
- ASPE (American Society of Plumbing Engineers)
- CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health)
- FDLI (Food and Drug Law Institute)
- AIFP (International Association for Food Protection)
Academic and Trade / Industry Associations
- ASPH (Association of Schools of Public Health)
- AEHAP (Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs)
Trade and Industry Associations
- OTA (Organic Trade Association)
- GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative)
- FSSP (Food Safety Services Providers)
Standards and Public Health Organizations
- ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
- CSA Group (Canadian Standards Association)
- ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board)
- SCC (Standards Council of Canada)
- CFP (Conference for Food Protection)
- The Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA)
Public Health Organizations
- WHO (World Health Organization)
- PFSE (Partnership for Food Safety Education)
- Codex Alimentarius
- IFPTI (International Food Protection Training Institute)
National U.S. Governmental Organizations
- USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
- CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
- GSA (U.S. General Services Administration)
- NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
- DOC (U.S. Department of Commerce)
- USCG (U.S. Coast Guard)
- NRL (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)
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