SCC accredits NSF International to develop National Standards of Canada

2014-08-14

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is pleased to announce that NSF International has been accredited by SCC to develop National Standards of Canada. The accreditation became effective July 7, 2014. NSF International is a global public health organization with 70 years of standards development, certification and testing expertise.

“The accreditation of NSF International as a standards development organization (SDO) in Canada supports SCC’s objective of offering greater choice to government, industry, and consumer groups,” said SCC’s Chief Executive Officer, John Walter. “With more standardization solutions available in the Canadian marketplace, stakeholders will be better served.”

NSF International has met SCC’s rigorous program requirements for the accreditation of SDOs. Since 1997, NSF International has also been SCC-accredited under the Certification Body Accreditation program, in subject areas related to health, safety, electrical and fire safety, as well as performance. In addition, NSF International has earned accreditation under SCC’s Laboratory Accreditation program for test method development and non-routine test methods, and is recognized under its Good Laboratory Practice Recognition program.

“NSF International has been committed to the success of the Canadian marketplace for more than 50 years, and we are honoured to earn this accreditation from SCC,” said Jessica Evans, NSF International Director of Standards. “NSF standards help protect public health and the environment, while providing consistent requirements for acceptance in global markets. We have helped develop over 90 voluntary American National Standards and look forward to developing even more for Canada.”

SCC is a Crown corporation and a portfolio of Industry Canada. With the goal of enhancing Canada’s economic competitiveness and social well-being, SCC leads and facilitates the development and use of national and international standards. SCC also coordinates Canadian participation in standards development and identifies strategies to advance Canadian standardization efforts. Accreditation services are provided by SCC to various customers, including product certifiers and testing laboratories. SCC represents Canada at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and oversees the CANC/IEC. For additional information on SCC, visit www.scc.ca, or send inquiries to info@scc.ca.

NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer products industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment. Additional NSF services include NSF Education and Training, safety audits for the food and water industries, nutritional/dietary supplement certification, organic certification provided by QAI (Quality Assurance International) and management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR). The organization’s world headquarters are based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices in Guelph, Ontario.

SCC media contact:

Sandra Watson
Vice-President, Communications & Corporate Planning & Corporate Secretary,
Standards Council of Canada
+1 613 238 3222 ext. 403
swatson@scc.ca

NSF International media contact:

Kelly Ingerly
Communications Specialist, NSF International
+1 734 827 6850
media@nsf.org