Nestlé expands Ohio food safety center

August 11, 2016

Nestlé has completed a $31 million investment in the Nestlé Quality Assurance Center (NQAC) facility in Dublin, Ohio, which was designed to raise the bar for the verification of food safety and quality standards and provide support for the implementation and maintenance of food safety programs.

The newly expanded NQAC is now the lead quality assurance center for all Nestlé businesses in the Americas. It has nearly doubled in size to 82,000 sq ft, including an expanded 32,000 sq ft microbiology lab and a renovated chemistry lab, which increase capacity and efficiency and improve safety for all products tested. The NQAC has the ability and capacity to test virtually every Nestlé product, ingredient, and manufacturing environment to verify that they conform to all applicable regulatory requirements and meet Nestlé’s quality and safety standards.

The Dublin NQAC is staffed by more than 230 chemists, microbiologists, food scientists, quality specialists, and support staff who offer specialized laboratory services, factory hygiene, and food safety systems to Nestlé production facilities throughout the Americas.

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