Outsourced Services

The endless opportunities for employees in today’s labor market challenges companies to maintain a stable workforce. Coupled with that is the internal cost pressures companies face of adding additional headcount.

NSF helps ease these challenges by providing short- or long-term staffing (full time or fractional) to our customers. When NSF places a technical expert with you, you gain more than a single person; you gain access to a global network of expertise, all hassle free. We can help with:

  • Scale up for special projects quickly
  • Unexpected departure of food safety and quality personnel
  • Flexible full time or fractional food safety, quality and regulatory expertise
  • Parental leave coverage
  • Your resource is the gateway to wide range of expertise available within NSF

Get in touch if you’d like to learn more about how NSF can ease the challenges of staffing at your company. Contact nsfcanada@nsf.org or call 519-821-1246.

Supplier Management Services

Falling behind on your supplier approval program? Struggling to manage supplier compliance to internal or regulatory standards? Need help visiting your suppliers’ facilities?

NSF’s supplier management services provide our customers with added personnel and expertise to manage the food safety and quality of their supply chain. NSF resources act as an extension of our customers’ quality and food safety team and come with years of industry experience. Our customers include restaurant chains, foodservice companies and manufacturers who outsource specific functions of their supplier management program.

Our customers leverage our team of technical and food safety specialists to:

  • Collect and review supplier documentation to ensure it meets their compliance requirements (HACCP plans, audit reports, product claims)
  • Complete consultative on-site assessments of suppliers across North America
  • Work directly with suppliers to improve quality and safety programs to meet customer expectations
NSF supplier management services diagram

Additional service include:

  • Supplier approval program development
  • Supplier onboarding and compliance management
  • Specification management
  • Foreign supplier verification
  • Product recall and management

Client Testimonials


“HMSHost looks to align our values, professionalism and expertise with like-minded businesses that have a stellar reputation. NSF provides HMSHost with supplier technical support, regulatory compliance reviews and data management.”
– Keith Sykes, Sr. Manager Quality Assurance, HMSHost

Village Farms

“Our team all felt our NSF resource was a part of our company. She was critical to the success of the program.”
– VP Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Village Farms


Reminders for Emergency Approval of Food/Ingredient Suppliers, by Scott Arnald, Operations Supervisor, Consulting and Technical Services

How to Keep Your Head Above Water When Managing Supplier Data, by Marjorie Rodrigues, Compliance Reviewer, Supplier Management Services, Consulting and Technical Services

Simplifying the Supplier Onboarding Process, by Renata McGuire, Associate Manager, Consulting and Technical Services and Scott Arnald, Operations Supervisor, Consulting and Technical Services

How Does Quality and Food Safety Contribute to a Return on Investment for Your Company?, by Betsy Kaesontae, Manager, Managed Services North America

How Do Small Suppliers Fit Into Our Supplier Approval Program?, by Renata McGuire, Associate Manager, Consulting and Technical Services

The Planning Fallacy and Supplier Food Safety and Quality Management, by Scott Arnald, Operations Supervisor, Consulting and Technical Services

What Food Organizations Need to Know Before Outsourcing, by Renata McGuire, Associate Manager, Consulting and Technical Services