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NSF Acquires UK-based InS Services

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - NSF today announced the acquisition of InS Services, a UK-based registrar of lubricants, greases and other nonfood compounds approved for use during food and beverage processing. Products currently registered by InS Services will be listed in the NSF White Book™ (NSF’s online listing of registered nonfood compounds and proprietary substances) in 2020.

“For the last 11 years, InS Services has been proud to provide fast web-based registration of these compounds to H1 and associated standards,” said Colin Cross, Co-Founder and Owner of InS Services. “As a recognized leader in the field, NSF has the knowledge and infrastructure to continue our work with the lubricants and chemical industry.”

In 1999, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) selected NSF to continue its Registration and Listing Program for Proprietary Substances and Nonfood Compounds. Today, lubricants, water treatment products, cleaners and other compounds that meet the relevant food safety standards are listed in the NSF White Book, which is internationally used and recognized by product manufacturers, food processors and regulators.

“We have served the food processing chemical products industry for 20 years and we are committed to successfully integrating InS-registered products into the NSF White Book,” said Sarah Krol, Global Managing Director of Food Safety Product Certification at NSF. “This acquisition demonstrates NSF’s commitment to food safety and raising awareness about the importance of these products.”

For more information, visit NSF’s nonfood compound services web page. For media interviews, please contact Lindsay Karpinskas at or 734-773-4194.

In 2019, NSF is celebrating 75 years of protecting and improving human health. The independent, global organization facilitates standards development, and tests, audits and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences, sustainability and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. With operations in 180 countries, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF provides expertise and accredited food services across all supply chain sectors, including agriculture, animal feed and welfare, produce, processing, distribution, dairy, seafood, quality management software, retail and restaurants. Services include Global Food Safety Initiative, foodservice equipment and nonfood compounds certification, HACCP validation and inspection, label claims verification and certification, DNA and food package testing, product and process development, food fraud consulting and training, and organic and Certified Transitional certification through Quality Assurance International (QAI). Separately, we also offer expert auditing, consulting and training.

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