NSF International has opened its new NSF Shanghai testing laboratory in Shanghai, China, expanding its services in Asia to include testing in the areas of food equipment, dietary supplements, ingredients and consumer products. Additionally, the facility and staff will provide on-site training in the areas of food safety, pharmaceutical, medical device and dietary supplement manufacturing.

The laboratory 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. It will work in conjunction with NSF Shanghai Co. Ltd., a joint venture NSF International established with the Shanghai Audit Centre of Quality System in 2005 and is approved by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China.

“NSF International is pleased to bring its testing and technology services to China and Asia," said Lori Bestervelt, Ph.D., NSF international senior vice president and chief technical officer. "The combination of Asia’s growing export market and the need to ensure the safety and quality of raw materials, ingredients, consumer products and food creates a greater demand for third-party testing and certification services from a reputable organization like NSF International. The opening of the NSF Shanghai testing laboratory will help companies in Asia ensure the quality of their materials, demonstrate compliance with international public health standards and conserve resources by eliminating the need to ship product to the U.S. for testing.”