Registered Products for Restaurants and Food Outlets

Register your non-food compounds, chemicals and cleaners with NSF, and show restaurants, food outlets and caterers they can trust your products.

Chemicals and products used in food service operations need to be trusted — for example, formulations used to clean floors; sanitise sinks, tubs or floor drains; or scrub down kitchen equipment at the end of a shift.

In a customer-facing environment like food service operations, protecting public health is vital. The NSF nonfood compound registration programme covers a wide range of products and chemicals frequently used in food service operations. It is a continuation of the USDA product approval and listing programme, which is based on meeting regulatory requirements, including FDA 21 CFR, for appropriate use and ingredient and labelling review. It provides independent validation that chemicals, such as cleaners, sanitisers and degreasers, are safely formulated.

Chemicals that are independently validated as being suitable for use in restaurants, catering and other food service operations are listed in the NSF White BookTM.

Find registered products in the NSF White BookTM, our online directory of registered nonfood compounds and proprietary substances.

Chemical manufacturers can count on:

  • A cost-effective, industry-recognised registration programme operating worldwide
  • Product evaluation by NSF scientists, chemists and toxicologists
  • An efficient process to speed your latest innovations to market

End users benefit from:

  • Easy identification of chemicals through their listing in the NSF White Book and display of the relevant NSF nonfood compound registration mark
  • Assurance that products are safe to use in food service operations
  • Support in practising good sanitation, hygiene and food safety

The registration process comprises:

  • Formulation review
  • Label review
  • Traceability review
  • Product testing (if applicable)

Once registered, products can display the NSF registration mark. This recognised mark of assurance is trusted globally by the food industry and food safety regulators and auditors. Registered products are verified each year to maintain integrity.

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