NSF International has launched a free global food safety certification prep tool to help food companies determine whether they're ready for global food safety certification.

The online tool is a 21-question assessment that helps companies evaluate their facilities' readiness for compliance. The assessment is based on Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards. "This new tool provides a snapshot of a company's current food safety system and identifies where resources need to be allocated to bring its facilities into compliance with globally recognized food safety standards," said Director of Global Food Safety Certification for NSF International Robert Prevendar.

Participants receive a custom report that evaluates on a scale of 100, identifying specific areas that need to be addressed to successfully achieve certification.