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Guelph Food Technology Centre merges with global health and safety organization

Feb. 5, 2013, Guelph, ON - The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC), which offers food safety certification, training, quality and technical solutions, has merged with NSF International, a global public health and safety organization with a similar legacy in food safety and training.

The organization will be known as NSF-GFTC. The NSF-GFTC team and location will remain in Guelph, Ontario.

NSF-GFTC clients will now have access to a wider range of technical resources to develop new products and meet global food safety standards, which incorporate sustainable practices. Clients will also have the support of a global network of associated laboratories in Europe, China, the U.S. and Latin America.

Currently, NSF-GFTC offers more than 180 training courses, with a focus on food safety, regulatory and HACCP, including its Global Food Safety and Quality Benchmarked Standards series. These courses support NSF-GFTC's designation as a Licensed Training Center for SQF (Safe Quality Food) and its Approved Training Establishment status for BRC (British Retail Consortium). The combined food safety certification expertise includes NSF as the North American leader in certifications to Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standards, and NSF-GFTC, the largest Canadian certifier to SQF that also certifies to CanadaGAP, further expanding NSF's agriculture services.

In addition to food safety services, NSF International also provides water quality and sustainability services to test and certify products that come in contact with drinking water and to help companies green their products, operations, systems and supply chains.