NSF International offers food processing certificates

The Training and Education division of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based NSF International has earned American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation for its food safety certificate programs for food processing quality professionals.

NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries, The certification provides food companies added assurance that their quality managers are receiving the most current and highest quality training available from a public health organization that has nearly 70 years of food safety expertise, according to a company news release.

NSF International earned ANSI accreditation for the following courses under ASTM E2659-09: Standard Practice for Certificate Programs.

• Prerequisite Programs for Food Safety Systems (1 day)

• HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) Manager Training (2 days)

• Advanced HACCP: Validation and Verification (1 day)

• Principles of Internal Auditing (1 day)

“Quality professionals who complete these accredited courses are able to demonstrate their ability to actively manage and continuously improve food safety systems that protect consumers, product quality, enhance productivity and provide brand name protection,” said Michelle Rzendzian, Manager of NSF International’s Training and Education division. “This training is essential as the food industry continues to adopt global food safety standards.”

NSF Food Safety Certificate programs are currently offered in North America. NSF plans to expand the programs to Europe, Asia and Latin America in the coming year. For more information, visit or contact NSF’s Training and Education team at or phone: 800-NSF-MARK x5600.

Originally posted Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2012

Tags: audit, education, food safety, foodservice, haccp, training