NSF Focuses on Canadian Food Industry With New French Website for Services in Canada

GUELPH, Ontario and MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada – NSF launched www.nsfcanada.ca/fr this week to give Canada’s growing and complex food and beverage industry easy access to the global public health organization’s expertise and services available in the French language. The website combines information on the depth, experience and capabilities of NSF’s Canadian office with access to NSF’s global services dedicated to food safety and quality.

Evolving regulations across countries and increasing complexities associated with a globalized food supply network present challenges for NSF clients in Canada and around the world. The new French website offers expertise and services to help companies navigate these challenges, including certification and auditing, consulting, technical services, training and education, food and label compliance, packaging, and product and process development.

NSF’s French website provides information on the following services:

  • Consulting: A full‐service team approach providing technical resources, expertise and insight for a wide range of food safety and quality services, separate from our certification services. NSF provides various types of food safety and quality management systems consulting, finished product inspection testing for food, packaging and non‐food testing for rapid analysis and insight to protect the brand, and technical support services from on‐site temporary or permanent technical staffing placements.
  • Technical services: A one‐stop solution for food product compliance and formulation, from concept to finished product, including food and label compliance, packaging, product and process development, and shelf‐life and product evaluation.
  • Training and education: Training for the global food and beverage industry across the supply chain as an accredited International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) service provider. Topics include HACCP, food safety and quality, GFSI benchmarked standards, regulations (including the Safe Food for Canadians Act), food science, food packaging, food microbiology and ISO standards. Training modalities include eLearning, on‐site, customized and open enrollment.
  • Certification and auditing: Third‐party food safety audits and certifications, which are integral components of supplier selection and regulatory compliance. Accurate audits are the first step toward successful verification of a company’s food safety system, providing improved brand protection and customer confidence. Certifications and audits are available for livestock and produce in the agriculture industry, GFSI certification and management system registration.

Additionally, the website includes information about management system registrations for the food, automotive, environmental, information security, medical devices, aerospace and chemical industries, as well as for Ontario drinking water programs.

For more information on NSF’s services in Canada, upcoming events, Canadian food experts or global news releases, visit www.nsfcanada.ca/fr.

Editor’s Note: For media interested in more information, please contact Lise Smedmor (Canada) at lsmedmor@nsf.org or at + 1‐519‐821‐1246, ext. 6436.

About NSF

NSF (nsf.org) is an independent, global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences, and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. With operations in more than 170 countries, 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). We also offer expert auditing, consulting and training.