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Who Is NSF International?
NSF International was founded in 1944 as the National Sanitation Foundation to help standardize sanitation and food safety at a time when the United States had no national sanitation standards. As NSF expanded services beyond sanitation and became a global public health and safety organization, we changed our name to NSF International in 1990.
What Is NSF Certification?
Millions of people take the safety of their food, water and consumer products for granted on a daily basis. Why? Because of three letters: NSF. NSF certification is your key to making sure that the products you use meet strict standards for public health protection.
Latest Consumer Resources
The Growth of Organic
October 2012 marked the 10th year USDA oversight of organic certification in the U.S. In celebration of this milestone, Quality Assurance International (QAI), a leading certifier of organic and gluten-free products with 23 years of experience and part of the NSF family of companies, created this infographic summarizing the growth of the organic industry in the past 10 years.
The Dangers of Pool Drains
Although swimming pools and spas can be healthy and fun for the whole family, the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that almost 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools each year and thousands are injured. NSF created this infographic to explain the actions that pool users can take to reduce the risk of drowning, injury or illness.
Germiest Places in the Home (2011 NSF Germ Study)
In 2011, NSF International conducted a "Germiest Places in the Home" study to identify germ hot spots in the home. Twenty-two families were asked to swab 30 household items ranging from kitchen surfaces to cell phones to pet items. This infographic shows where the highest concentration of germs is hiding in homes.