Food Equipment Certification
The NSF/ANSI 51 is regarded as the most accepted and trusted certification in the commercial foodservice equipment industry, specified by health departments, restaurant buyers, and other industry professionals. This standard is applicable to the materials and finishes used in the manufacturing of food equipment, including everything from broilers and beverage dispensers to cutting boards and stockpots. It is also applicable to components such as tubing, sealants, gaskets, valves, and other items intended for various food equipment applications. These components must meet the requirements of NSF/ANSI 51 that are relevant for the specific type of food equipment on which the component is being used.
Why strive to obtain the NSF/ANSI 51 certification for your products? The NSF certification means market access—food equipment products with the NSF mark receive guaranteed regulatory acceptance in North America and improved acceptance worldwide.
Drinking Water System Components
Any business that manufactures, sells, or distributes water treatment or distribution products in North America is required to comply with NSF/ANSI Standard 61. Testing for the standard covers all products that come into contact with drinking water at any point and determines what contaminants from your product may migrate into or enter the drinking water. It also confirms if those contaminants are below the maximum levels allowed to be considered safe.
A group of scientists along with industry experts and stakeholders developed the NSF/ANSI 61 to set specific criteria for the health and safety of water system components. Among the components encompassed in the standard are the following:
- Protective barrier materials, such as cement, paint, and other coatings
- Joining and sealing materials, such as gaskets and lubricants
- Mechanical devices, including water meters, valves, and filters
- Pipes, hoses, fittings, and related products
- Process media, including filter media and ion exchange resins
- Non-metallic potable water materials
There are many benefits of NSF/ANSI 61 certification for your products. The designation ensures that your product meets the regulatory requirements for the U.S. and Canada, and it can often meet or fulfill the testing requirements for many other countries as well. Commercial food equipment market leaders strive to attain the prestigious NSF certification to assure their customers that their products meet the rigorous standards required for safe use in drinking water.
NSF 51 & 61 Dual Certification
Ensure Complete Trust in the Safety of Your Products
Both the NSF 51 and 61 certifications have an important purpose: NSF 51 ensures that commercial food equipment is built to meet health standards and requirements based on the regulations set by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). NSF 61 signifies that any materials or products that touch drinking water are meeting health standards and not contaminating the water. North Coast Seal is proud to hold NSF 51 & 61 dual certification, which means that we can provide our clients with safe products that they can trust all combined in one rubber compound.
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