NSF-GFTC has announced the changing of its name to NSF International.

NSF International, a global leader in food safety and quality, acquired GFTC, a Canadian food safety leader, in 2013, and at the time renamed it NSF-GFTC.

Renaming the organization NSF International helps align all NSF services in Canada under the NSF umbrella, making it easier for clients to access additional services in food safety training, consulting, auditing and certification, as well as management systems (ISO) registrations.

Canada is a key market for NSF International. The Canadian team provides services to 1,500 businesses, trains 3,000 food safety professionals globally and provides more than 110 training courses annually. To support this growth, NSF International has built a new state-of-the-art facility within the Ontario Food Cluster, one of the largest food and beverage processing jurisdictions in North America. The facility’s grand opening will be held 6 September 2016 near the University of Guelph campus.

The new 20,000ft² building also houses NSF’s innovative eLearning capabilities as well as food packaging, labelling, and product and process development services.

"NSF International was so pleased to have merged with NSF-GFTC and its members three years ago, and our role has been to continue to fortify the Canadian market by investing in our staff and infrastructure for our clients," said Kevan Lawlor, president and CEO of NSF International. "NSF International’s Canadian clients also have access to a growing global organization dedicated to food safety and quality to protect human health."

"Canada is a global leader in food safety and quality which is why NSF International continues to support the important role Canada has worldwide," said Tom Chestnut, vice-president, Global Food Division, NSF International. "Renaming NSF-GFTC to NSF International is important as our clients now have access to a wide variety of services that are available globally under the NSF umbrella."

NSF International also recently acquired a food safety organization in Montreal, Quebec that specializes in consulting and training. The organization, formerly called AgroExperts, is a subsidiary of Euro Consultants Group, which was acquired by NSF International in August 2016. AgroExperts also will be renamed NSF International, as a variety of NSF services are now available to its clients.