Organic and Specialty Foods

From true-source honey to organic, ensure claims meet criteria. NSF guides you for successful validation, ensuring market confidence and safety.

If you’re making a claim for your food product - from true-source honey to organic, from gluten-free to non-gmo - you need to ensure you meet all the relevant criteria, so your claims can be verified. Working with NSF as your trusted partner, we’ll guide you through the process to ensure your application - and validation - is successful. Your products can reach their market - and your consumers - with complete confidence and safety.

Product Claims

USDA Organic Certification
Protect the planet and verify the organic integrity of your products at any stage of the global supply chain.
Non-GMO Verification
Enter this fast-growing market and earn the Non-GMO Project’s well-recognized butterfly logo.
Raised Without Antibiotics Certification
Get the only independent certification mark that assures consumers animal products were produced without exposure to antibiotics.
Plant-Based Certification
Set your product apart and connect with the 40% of consumers reducing their meat intake and seeking plant-based food options.
Gluten-Free Certification
Provide proof that your products are verified as gluten-free by a trusted third-party certifier.
Kosher Certification
Receive the most comprehensive kosher verification available for this growing global market.
Honey Traceability and Authenticity Certification
Show shoppers that your honey has been independently verified for origin and tested for authenticity.
Organic Certification in Mexico
QAI provides organic certification for products sold in Mexico through the Organic Products Law Standard (LPO: Ley de Productos Orgánicos).
Organic Personal Care Certification
We offer organic certification for beauty and body care products. Depending on your formulation, we can certify to the USDA NOP or to NSF/ANSI 305.
Organic Personal Care Standards
NSF offers certification to the only American National Standard that defines labeling and marketing requirements for organic personal care products, NSF/ANSI 305.
Organic Certification in Canada and Quebec
Organic certification for products sold in Canada and Quebec. Leverage your USDA organic certification via the U.S.-Canada Equivalency Arrangement.
Organic Certification in the European Union
We provide organic certification to the EU standards for producers, processors, distributors, traders and warehouses based on Regulation (EU) 2018/848.
Bottled Water and Packaged Ice Certification
Demonstrate best-in-class safety and quality with the assurance of the well-recognized NSF mark.

Food Safety Solutions

Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification
Certify your facility to the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program, a comprehensive HACCP-based food safety and quality management certification system.
BRCGS Certification
Demonstrate that you comply with a BRCGS Global Standard for food safety, packaging, or storage and distribution.
IFS Food Safety Certification
Comply with the requirements of the International Featured Standard (IFS) in food safety and quality in food manufacturing.
FSSC 22000 Certification
Certify your operation to Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000), a GFSI recognized food safety certification for food manufacturers.
GFSI Global Markets Programme
Strengthen your food safety system through a four-step process consistent with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) requirements.
HACCP Certification and GMP Audits
Demonstrate your commitment to food safety through HACCP certification or a GMP audit.
Food Risk Management Consulting Services
Protect your brand, safeguard public health, mitigate risk and speed recovery in the event of a food crisis.
Food Fraud/Defense Consulting Services
Reduce the risk of food fraud and product recalls by bolstering food fraud awareness, detection and prevention.
Food Labeling and Specifications Management Consulting Services
Reduce risk, safeguard your brand, and meet local and global food labeling and product specification requirements.
Developing Food Product for Commercial Shelf Life
Work with experienced food technologists to develop high quality food and beverage products that meet quality and food safety standards.
Import Supplier Certification (ISC)
NSF's import supplier certification program certifies supplier compliance to U.S. food safety regulations under the FDA’s Third-Party Accredited Certification program.
Food Safety Gap Assessment
Understand the Gaps in your Food Safety Management System
Food Safety Culture
Make food safety a way of life by embedding key values and behaviors in your team.
Food Safety Supplier Management
Better manage the quality and safety of your supply chain in the food and beverage industry.
Food Safety Policy and Procedure Development
Create and implement clear and efficient program documents that meet requirements and help ensure food safety and quality.
FSMA Readiness
Ensure your business and facility comply with the U.S. FDA’s requirements for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
FSMA 204 Traceability Rule
Initial Scoping and Readiness Assessment

Other Solution Areas

Supply Chain Sustainability
Commit to responsible sourcing and transparency to increase competitiveness and build client, investor and consumer confidence.
Social Responsibility Audits
Increase social impact and mitigate supply chain risk through social responsibility scheme management, auditing and verification.
Sensory Testing
Better understand the appeal of your food and beverage products with comprehensive consumer testing services.
Food Regulatory Consulting Services
Get practical, professional advice to address a wide range of food regulatory matters.
Outsourced Technical Support
Take advantage of NSF’s network of experts to assist your business, short- or long-term.
Due Diligence
Uncover potential risks and establish fair value during a merger and acquisition.
Animal Welfare and Wellness
Demonstrate your commitment to animal welfare practices in your global supply chain through auditing, certification or verification.
Enhanced Training and Wearable Learning
Hands-free smartglasses with NSF EyeSucceed, powered by Teamviewer, equip workers to learn faster and safer, so they become proficient faster.
Checklists, Self-Audits and Inventory Management
Wearable technology delivers efficient hands-free access for daily manager tasks.
Augmented Reality With Corrective Intelligence
First-of-its-kind artificial intelligence recognizes mistakes and instantly alerts the user to eliminate human error.
Virtual Audits and Next-Gen Livestream Communications
Enable real-time remote interaction for rich information sharing between frontline workers and third-party auditors or corporate colleagues.
Equipment Maintenance and Remote Assistance
Smartglass solutions enable employees to install, set up and maintain equipment, while remote assistance connects workers with real-time support.
SMETA Ethical Audits
Supply chain monitoring is essential to human rights due diligence, and an important tool to help identify risks. Gain confidence with SMETA audits.
Specialist Market Insight
Expand your reach and take advantage of new market opportunities - without delays.

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