January 19, 2015

NSF International announces acquisition of Erdmann Analytics

NSF International, a public health and safety organization that develops standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries, has acquired Erdmann Analytics.

Located in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, Erdmann Analytics is a laboratory specializing in analytical testing for the food, potable water, wastewater, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries. This includes testing for a wide range of food products such as meat, produce, packaged foods, fruit juices, seafood, dairy, and pet and livestock feed. The laboratory employs more than 170 scientific experts including food chemists, biochemists, food technologists, nutritional scientists, biologists and veterinarians.

“NSF International’s acquisition of Erdmann Analytics expands our range of testing capabilities and scientific depth in Europe, and reinforces NSF’s commitment to protecting public health globally,” said Kevan Lawlor, NSF International president and CEO. “Our ability to serve our clients globally is vitally important, especially as the food chain continues to globalize and expand and as new regulations such as EU food hygiene directives, the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act and other food safety standards are enforced worldwide.”

“We share NSF’s commitment to scientific excellence. Our services are the perfect complement to NSF’s excellence in providing certification, auditing and training services and breaking down regulatory barriers which allow us to better serve the needs of our clients now and following the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s implementation,” said Ralf Erdmann of Erdmann Analytics.

Going forward the organization will be known as NSF Erdmann Analytics. It will remain in Rheda-Wiedenbrück and be led by its existing management team of Erdmann and Thomas Wilke.

For more information about the NSF Global Food Division, visit the NSF Food Safety website.

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