NSF International Opens NSF Shanghai Testing Laboratory in China
The NSF Shanghai Testing Laboratory-or NSF Shanghai Testing Technology Company-will complement NSF’s existing certification services in China and provide companies with a means to source safer products, raw materials and ingredients from Asia through independent, third-party testing and certification.
The NSF Shanghai Testing Laboratory will work in harmony with NSF Shanghai Co., Ltd., a joint venture NSF International established with the Shanghai Audit Centre of Quality System (SAC) in 2005, and is approved by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA). Manufacturers and suppliers in China require independent system registration and product certification in order to access international markets. NSF helps companies navigate the global marketplace and bridge Western companies with the Asia market.
The new NSF Shanghai Testing lab will provide testing capabilities that can then be used by the NSF Shanghai Co., Ltd. joint venture to support product certification for companies in China, making food equipment, dietary supplements and other consumer products. This certification helps companies streamline the import/export process. The NSF Shanghai Co, Ltd. joint venture also offers management systems certifications (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949), and global food safety certification.
The new NSF Shanghai Testing Laboratory will offer chemical analysis and engineering evaluation services in support of NSF’s certification programs. It also will offer test-only services. The current services include: