Electrical Safety and ENERGY STAR

  • Overview
  • Electrical Safety Certification
  • ENERGY STAR Certification
  • Why Work With NSF?
  • Certification Process

As a complementary service to sanitation certification for foodservice equipment, NSF performs electrical safety certification as a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) accredited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Products with the NSF electrical certification mark receive excellent acceptance in the field, just like NSF sanitation certification. Whether you’re new to electrical safety certification or are with another certifier, talk to NSF to see how we can save you money and improve your speed to market with our bundled service offerings.

Electrical Safety Certification

NSF is accredited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) to provide electrical safety certification to various UL standards in a wide range of foodservice equipment categories including:

  • Food holding cabinets
  • Commercial ice machines
  • Commercial ovens
  • Commercial refrigerators and freezers
  • Commercial steam cookers
  • Commercial dishwashers
  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Vending machines
  • Hot food holding cabinets
  • Ice machines
  • Vending machines
  • Water coolers
  • Pool products

If you need electrical certification outside the U.S., or don’t see your product category on this list, contact NSF for the complete list of electrical safety standard certifications.

ENERGY STAR Certification

To help ensure industry confidence and verify energy claims, the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR program requires all ENERGY STAR products to be third-party certified. This program provides credibility to ENERGY STAR manufacturing partners while promoting the widely recognized ENERGY STAR mark on food equipment and appliances.

As an EPA-recognized laboratory and certifier for the ENERGY STAR program, NSF is your one-stop shop for energy efficiency and sanitation testing. NSF evaluates energy efficiency, validates data and reports the data to enable you to use the respected ENERGY STAR mark on your foodservice equipment or appliances. Products meeting the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency and NSF/ANSI foodservice sanitation standard requirements can bear both the ENERGY STAR and NSF certification marks.

Eligible product categories include:

  • Appliances – Dishwashers, refrigerators and/or freezers and water coolers
  • Refrigerated beverage vending machines
  • Commercial foodservice equipment – Dishwashers, fryers, griddles, hot food holding cabinets, ice machines, ovens, refrigerators, freezers and steam cookers
  • ENERGY STAR labeled products demonstrate your company’s commitment to energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.
  • Pool pumps

Why Work With NSF?

NSF is a single service provider for all your foodservice equipment certification, helping you demonstrate compliance with sanitation, electrical safety and energy efficiency requirements.

We can even transfer existing electrical safety certifications so you can work with just one certifier for all your compliance needs. And with NSF’s single point of contact to manage all of your testing and certifications, we’ll make the process as smooth and efficient as possible.

With nearly 70 years of experience in foodservice equipment, developing dozens of standards and certifying thousands of food equipment products, NSF’s technical expertise is unparalleled.

Certification Process

Certifying your electrical products with NSF International follows a process of five simple steps:

  1. Application
  2. Product evaluation and testing
  3. Certification
  4. Manufacturing facility audit
  5. Annual compliance verification, including quarterly audits

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