NSF-GFTC, part of the NSF International family, has entered a partnership agreement with the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), which is expected to broaden the reach of personnel certification courses for food and beverage industry professionals.
The partnership allows NSF-GFTC to extend its training courses, guidance and tools to a broader audience, helping organizations ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer requirements and global standards for product safety and quality.
The partnership will also see personnel certifications for international standards added to NSF-GFTC’s suite of training offerings, including ISO 22000: Lead Auditor, ISO 9001: Foundation Course, and ISO 9001: Lead Auditor.
Compliance and adherence to ISO International Standards ensures that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. It also helps companies to access new markets, facilitate free and fair global trade, and gain a competitive edge.
Petra Schennach, global managing director, training and education with NSF International said they are pleased to enter a partnership with PECB.
“Our two organizations share a common goal to provide quality training and with this expansion personnel certification is now available to NSF International clients globally,” Schennach said.
The NSF Global Food Division, which now includes NSF-GFTC, provides expertise and accredited services across all supply chain sectors, from agriculture, produce, processing, distribution, retail, and restaurants. NSF is the leading certifier to Global Food Safety Initiative in North America and offers services including expert auditing, consulting, training, and technical services.
PECB serves clients across the world with a variety of professional certifications for international standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 20000, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27005, ISO 22301, ISO 26000, ISO 22000, OHSAS 18001, ISO 28000, ISO 50001, and Certified Lead Forensics Examiner. The company’s mission is to provide its clients with comprehensive examination and certification services for individuals.