NSF International, a public health and safety organization that writes standards and certifies products for food, water and consumer goods, today announced a new strategic partnership with MET Laboratories, the first nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) in the U.S.
Partnering with MET will expand the scope of NSF's electrical testing and certification services. Key industry sectors benefitting from this partnership include commercial and residential food equipment, mechanical plumbing devices and biosafety cabinets.
MET Laboratories will be able to take advantage of NSF International's 65 years of standards writing and certification experience. In addition, MET will benefit from NSF's global presence, which includes 45 offices in more than 26 countries, including China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Thailand.
"The partnership between NSF and MET expands NSF's electrical testing services to companies seeking certification from a NRTL," said Nancy Culotta, vice president of food safety and product certification for NSF International. "MET Laboratories has extensive experience in testing electrical systems, and is uniquely qualified to partner with NSF International. Together, we will provide certification services that cover electrical, sanitation and health effects requirements for products such as food equipment and mechanical plumbing."
In addition, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) NTRL recognition will enable both companies to provide electrical safety certification to all electrical standards, including foodservice-related UL standards.