NSF International Food, Safety & Quality in the UK

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Certification Services

NSF Certification UK Ltd is an independently operated subsidiary of NSF International. It is the largest global certification provider in the food and farming sector, certifying over 40,000 clients annually across all the major schemes and standards. It is also the number one global certifier of GFSI schemes.

We deliver the most up-to-date range of industry and product-specific certification services. Our services are constantly evolving to match emerging trade and consumer assurance demands for product integrity, safety, welfare, ethical, environmental and organic standards in primary production and food processing.

We have on-the-ground technical teams in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa with sector-specific knowledge and experience and a first-class reputation for thoroughness and consistency. Our extensive teams often prove invaluable to clients in providing technical support and identifying emerging issues.

We are experts in design and development of customised certification schemes for corporate stakeholders and industry bodies.

NSF Certification UK Ltd is operated as an independent legal entity within NSF International. The company operates all the required safeguards to ensure that no commercial, financial or other pressures are able to compromise the impartiality or its certification activities, especially with reference to advisory or consultancy work conducted by NSF International or related companies.

Certification and Assurance: NSF Certification Impartiality Statement

NSF Certification is a leading provider of independent assurance and certification services to the agriculture, produce and processing industries. We specialise in the delivery of individual and combined assessments to a broad range of international, national and client-specific standards. We have a unique perspective on the food supply chain and the ability to address a wide range of issues in a consistent and integrated way.

We are Europe’s largest certification provider in the food and farming sector, certifying over 40,000 clients. We have on-the-ground teams in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa with sector-specific technical knowledge and experience and a first-class reputation for thoroughness and consistency. Our extensive teams often prove invaluable to clients in providing technical input and support and identifying emerging issues.

A key principle of certification is that the certification body operates rigorous systems to ensure the independence and impartiality of the assessment and certification process, and for maintaining strict confidentiality.

The NSF Certification UK Ltd directors, managers and staff recognise the importance of ensuring that all certification activities are carried out with the utmost impartiality and without conflict of interest. Systems are in place to ensure NSF Certification activities are carried out with complete objectivity and cannot be subverted or otherwise influenced. In addition, NSF Certification has an impartiality board consisting of independent individuals with a wide range of expertise and representation in the industry. The board governs the certification activities of NSF and ensures that our activities does not constitute a conflict of interest or impacts negatively on impartiality.

NSF Certification is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 enabling us to provide a broad range of UKAS-accredited certification services. Using a recognised certification body provides added credibility and enhanced customer recognition.

Typical audit process stages are:

  1. Contact your local NSF office and register your application.
  2. Your local office arranges an audit date and time to suit you.
  3. Address any deficiencies identified at audit and submit evidence of your actions to NSF. In certain cases an on-site clearance of audit findings may apply.
  4. Receive your certificate and use this to promote your business.
  5. Before your certificate expires, contact your local NSF office to renew your certification.

Publications

NSF Certification Regulacion Programas Certificacion - Issue 6 ESP
NSF Certification Regulations - Issue 6 April 2017

NSF Certification UK Ltd is operated as an independent legal entity within NSF International. The company operates all the required safeguards to ensure that no commercial, financial or other pressures are able to compromise the impartiality or its certification activities, especially with reference to advisory or consultancy work conducted by NSF International or related companies.