NSF International, a worldwide public health and safety company, has moved its seafood offerings application from Seattle to the Port of Everett in Everett, Wash. The new area is centrally positioned among Seattle and the Canadian border, allowing for more handy get admission to for both U.S. And Canadian seafood industries.
“The Port of Everett is inside the midst of a commercial and private expansion wave,” said Tom White, Global Manager for Certification and Audits for NSF International’s seafood offerings. “We’re excited to open our new headquarters in one of these bustling and visually stunning areas. Everett is approximately 30 miles north of our former place in Seattle, and being on the north face of that urban hub permits us plenty greater handy get right of entry to to both the Seattle marketplace and Canadian seafood businesses simply across the global border.”
Proximity to the source is essential for NSF International’s seafood services crew, which often collects samples from seafood providers and transports those samples returned to the headquarters for trying out an assessment.
The new vicinity also marks a new collaboration with the Washington State University (WSU)/University of Idaho (UI) Center for Advanced Food Technology. NSF International’s seafood professionals will work carefully with the academic program and collaborate on workshops and schooling. The pass also allows NSF International to amplify its seafood enterprise training and schooling space. “In our former vicinity, training capacity was limited to less than a dozen according to magnificence. With get entry to to the UI/WSU schooling area, we will expand our enrollment to as many as 60 in step with elegance,” stated White.
“The Port of Everett is worked up to welcome NSF International’s seafood services headquarters to companion with the Washington State University School of Food Science and to our growing maritime business network,” said Terrie Battuello, Chief of Business Development at Port of Everett. “Given our strategy to guide and grow the maritime and seafood enterprise, it’s an excellent match, and we are keen to have them aboard.”
In addition to growing schooling and training capability, the brand new area allows NSF International to extend its seafood consulting and product assessment services. Separately, NSF is still ANSI accredited to perform Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, and additionally presents audits for seafood HACCP, hole evaluation audits for Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certifications such as BRC and SQF, and dealer audits.
“We also plan to launch a brand new schooling software known as ‘Fish School,’ to help grocery stores, restaurants, and seafood distributors offer a better level of expertise and knowledge to their seafood shoppers, fishmongers or seafood inspectors,” White stated. “Eventually, we’ll offer a similar application for purchasers who need to grow to be smarter seafood buyers.”
In addition to the new Port of Everett location, NSF International provides seafood services from offices and labs in Dutch Harbor, Alaska; Elizabeth, N.J.; Santiago, Chile; San Miguel, Peru; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Shanghai, China; Busan, South Korea; Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.