NSF International unveils online service for customers

NSF International, announces the release of NSF Online, a new way for customers of NSF International to gain secured access to account information in an easy-to-use, web-enabled format.

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 11, 2001 — NSF International, announces the release of NSF Online, a new way for customers of NSF International to gain secured access to account information in an easy-to-use, web-enabled format.

This service offers a great deal of value and convenience for customers, allowing them to access quickly a wealth of information pertaining to their account. NSF is the world leader in food, water and environment-related certification and education services for public health and safety issues.

NSF Online is a secured and encrypted business-to-business site that is specific to each customer. NSF Online provides clients with full on-line access to information related to their account with NSF International. This free service enables customers to easily retrieve current project information, test reports and listing status. Customers can also access their billing information and make payments on-line.

"The company is very excited about making NSF Online available to all of our clients," commented Dennis R. Mangino, Ph.D., NSF President and CEO. "NSF International has customers in over 80 countries. This secure service makes it extremely easy for those customers to access their data at their convenience. We believe that we are the first in the industry with this leading-edge, web-based technology. The company remains committed to ongoing technological development in order to continually improve the information and service that we provide to our customers."

NSF Online has been in testing with several customers since March and has already begun to garner positive customer feedback. "I think NSF has done a great job with this service," writes Linda Mastny, Product Registration Specialist for Everpure. "Any information needed is always on hand. It will be an extremely useful tool to have at our disposal."

"Having the ability to access our testing timelines and up-to-date test results information on a secure site makes it much more convenient for us to manage our day-to-day business with NSF," commented Dan Carty, Technical Project Manager for The Brita Products Company, a subsidiary of The Clorox Company. "Time to market is a critical factor for product success. Having this information at our fingertips allows us to more accurately forecast timelines and project completion."

NSF International, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to improving public health, safety and protection of the environment. A global leader in standards development and product certification, NSF tests and certifies more than 130,000 products worldwide and continually develops new programs in response to public and environmental issues. NSF offers a broad range of services, including accredited food equipment certification; HACCP- 9000(r) registration and verification; certification for water distribution systems; comprehensive food safety and quality systems auditing; certification for dietary supplements, bakery products and nonfood compounds; management systems registration; and toxicology consulting. NSF also provides learning opportunities through its Center for Public Health Education.

NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food Safety and Drinking Water Safety and Treatment. Founded in 1944, NSF is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, with offices and laboratories around the world.

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