SGS is proud to announce its accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to provide third-party certification of NSF/ANSI standards for foodservice and commercial appliance equipment products.
SGS's office in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, was awarded accreditation by ANAB, ANSI's accreditation body in North America, on October 1, 2021. The award sees SGS delivering food equipment sanitation testing and certification services for the first time, expanding its electrical and electronic (E&E) portfolio to support the commercial food industry in delivering high-quality, safe and compliant products to North American markets.
The installation of foodservice equipment in the United States demands compliance with national sanitation requirements (NSF). As an ANSI-accredited certification body, SGS can now certify food equipment as specified in the FDA Food Code following twelve NSF/ANSI standards:
NSF/ANSI 2 Food Equipment
NSF/ANSI 3 Commercial Warewashing Equipment
NSF/ANSI 4 Commercial Cooking, Rethermalization and Powered Hot Food Holding and Transport Equipment
NSF/ANSI 5 Water Heaters, Hot Water Supply Boilers and Heat Recovery Equipment
NSF/ANSI 6 Dispensing Freezers
NSF/ANSI 7 Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers
NSF/ANSI 8 Commercial Powered Food Preparation Equipment
NSF/ANSI 12 Automatic Ice Making Equipment
NSF/ANSI 13 Refuse Processors and Processing Systems
NSF/ANSI 18 Manual Food and Beverage Dispensing Equipment
NSF/ANSI 25 Vending Machines for Food and Beverages
NSF/ANSI 51 Food Equipment Materials
Testing and certification will be carried out at SGS locations in Guangzhou and Shanghai, China. The expanded service into food sanitation will be welcomed by commercial electrical food equipment industries looking to SGS to provide a one stop shop to meet all their regulatory requirements for food safety, electrical safety, energy efficiency and sustainability.
John Ciliege, Global Head of NRTL, SGS, said, "We are delighted to receive this accreditation which we know will be welcomed by manufacturers and retailers around the world looking to demonstrate that their products are safe to use in the restaurant and commercial kitchen settings, and comply with US food safety regulations."
"SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, and this accreditation ensures we are even better placed to help those organizations within the commercial food and equipment sector trade with confidence in the global marketplace."
SGS can offer a total solution for commercial appliances with the SGS NRTL Mark and the SGS Sanitation Mark for Safety. Once tested compliant, SGS will issue its proprietary SGS Sanitation Mark to demonstrate that a product conforms to a range of compliance measures and can be sold in the United States.