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GFTC merges with NSF International


February 12, 2013
By Bakers Journal

Feb. 12, 2013, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Guelph, Ont. – The Guelph Food
Technology Centre (GFTC) has merged with NSF International, a global
public health and safety organization.

Feb. 12, 2013, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Guelph, Ont. – The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) has merged with NSF International, a global public health and safety organization. As a result, the GFTC says its current members and clients will benefit from a broad array of NSF food safety training, auditing and certification services that include seafood, organic and global food safety certifications as well as support from NSF International.

Going forward, the organization will be known as NSF-GFTC. The NSF-GFTC team and location will remain in Guelph, Ont., and the organization says its dedication is to helping Canadian farmers, processors and manufacturers remain competitive with solutions to help improve their products and processes.

The organization says NSF-GFTC clients will now have access to a wider range of technical resources to develop new products and meet global food safety standards, which incorporate sustainable practices. Clients will also have the support of a global network of associated laboratories in Europe, China, the U.S. and Latin America. NSF International operates in more than 150 countries. Currently, NSF-GFTC offers more than 180 training courses.

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Proceeds from the merger will establish GFTC Legacy Inc., which will provide for University of Guelph undergraduate scholarships, co-operative education and internship opportunities; programs to help improve innovation for food processors; scholarship trusts for future Canadian food technologists; and GFTC member training reinvestment support.