Beverage Quality Auditing

  • Overview
  • Benefits of Audits
  • Why Work With NSF?

In today’s food safety environment, independent audits play a major role in ensuring brand protection. NSF offers a wide range of second- and third-party inspection services, as well as product certification and food safety certification audits to support your desired objectives.

For over 30 years, NSF International has provided auditing and certification services. We conduct more than 800 bottled water audits around the globe every year. Using strong internal systems, technology and oversight, we ensure competency, consistency and quality of our auditors.

We can perform second- and third-party inspections for:

  • Trade associations (including IBWA, CBWA, IPIA, WE, BWCA, BWA, EPIA, SABWA, ABINAM)
  • Client standards
  • Independent third-party audits

Food Safety and ISO Certifications

NSF International companies are accredited to the following schemes benchmarked to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI): BRC, IFS, FSSC 22000 and SQF. Across North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, NSF provides more certifications to GFSI standards than any other certifier. We also offer certifications to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 through NSF-ISR, which is the largest ISO management systems certifier headquartered in North America.

Sustainability and the Environment

NSF can help you meet and demonstrate all the requirements for sustainable practice and care for the environment, including resource protection, extraction methods, input/output models for energy, water ratios and waste, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.

NSF International is an ANSI-accredited product certification body - accreditation #1181.

Benefits of Audits

As a manufacturer of bottled water, natural mineral water, beverages or packaged ice, a key element of your food safety plan is an independent verification of your production process.

NSF provides independent, third-party audits of bottling facilities. Our global network of expert auditors, many located in-market and fluent in local languages, offers beverage companies a full range of plant inspections and audits. We can audit to specific standards or utilize supply chain templates we have developed with manufacturers, retailers and trade organizations.

NSF’s plant audits can be tailored to go as deep into your food safety plan and supply chain as you or your customers require. We can measure compliance to set requirements or to local or international regulatory requirements.

Why Work With NSF?

Our audit team is comprised of industry professionals, many with 20+ years of auditing experience, who receive extensive training and calibration to provide you with the most thorough, consistent audit findings.

NSF is an independent food safety organization that is accredited globally for auditing. Our accreditations include ISO/IEC 17025: General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and ISO/IEC 17065: Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.

Our OASIS audit platform, used globally by all NSF auditors, provides consistency and security.

NSF Connect

NSF Connect is our secure web portal that provides total, 24/7 access to customers to view and download their audit and test reports, as well as submit corrective actions. Alerts show pending and past activity, and you have quick access to historical documents.

NSF Connect houses a variety of management reports accessible at various user levels, as assigned by your company’s designated administrative user. NSF Connect is available to NSF clients at no additional cost. Customization is available on request.

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