Guelph Food Technology Centre merges with NSF International

The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC), a Canadian leader in food safety certification, training, quality, and technical solutions, has merged with NSF International, a global public health and safety organization.

February 5, 2013

The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC), a Canadian leader in food safety certification, training, quality, and technical solutions, has merged with NSF International, a global public health and safety organization. Going forward, the organization will be known as NSF-GFTC. The NSF-GFTC team and location will remain in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

As a result, GFTC’s current members and clients will benefit from an array of NSF food safety training, auditing, and certification services that include seafood, organic, and global food safety certifications as well as support from NSF International, the largest food safety certifier in the agriculture sector with a global network of auditors and testing laboratories.

Both organizations are leaders in food safety, training, quality, and technical solutions in their own right and, collectively, NSF-GFTC can now export Canadian food safety expertise to other countries utilizing NSF’s global infrastructure, as NSF International operates in more than 150 countries.

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 globalization of the supply chain creates a need for global solutions,” said Kevan P. Lawlor, NSF International President and CEO. “Adding GFTC’s food safety expertise to our global food division will enable us to expand services to Canadian and multinational companies to help strengthen their food safety practices and stay competitive.”

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