What We Do

Founded in 1944 as part of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, NSF International has evolved from a small foundation focused on standardizing sanitation and food safety requirements to a leading global not-for-profit organization committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide.

We facilitate the development of public health standards, and test, audit and certify products and systems for the food, water and related sectors to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment.

Our food services serve the agriculture, retail, food manufacturing, hospitality and leisure, catering and foodservice, institutional, food equipment and nonfood compounds sectors.

Our water services include testing and certifying products from source to tap in contact with drinking water and for various sectors and applications such as pools/spas, plumbing, plastics and water treatment devices.

Separate from certification, NSF has a leading role in building water health and water safety and provides water safety plans and Legionella risk assessments.

Our offices in Europe provide comprehensive services, quality support and superior knowledge to help you grow your business while saving time and money.

NSF International is celebrating 75 years of protecting and improving human health. Please watch the video to learn about NSF’s founders, the organization’s early years and its evolution through the decades.



We are fully equipped to be your single-source vendor for quality and food safety needs and consumer insight services in Europe.


NSF International provides an extensive range of services for the water industry to help ensure the quality and safety of products in the marketplace.


NSF has developed some data management, augmented intelligence and wearable technology tools and applications that help the food industry harness change.

NSF Services in Europe

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