Founded in 1944 as the National Sanitation Foundation, the NSF changed its name to NSF International in 1990 as they expended their services beyond sanitation. The letters in the organization’s name do not represent any specific words today. The NSF develops public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and the environment. The NSF is an independent, accredited organization that helps establish public health standards and test and certify products to make sure that they conform to these standards.
Recognized by regulatory agencies at the local, state, federal and international level, NSF certification demonstrates that a product complies with all standard requirements. NSF conducts periodic facility audits and product testing to verify that the product continues to comply with the standard.
All of our Ozark River Portable Sinks, except for Ozark River’s Kiddie Station, are NSF certified and comply with the rigid guidelines set by local regulatory agencies. Ozark River Portable Sinks meet the requirements of the applicable national standard – health officials for product compliance of sanitation codes fully recognize this certification both nationally and internationally. Ozark River Portable Sinks are recognized and endorsed by health and safety agencies around the country for meeting hand washing code requirements. For example, Ozark River’s Advantage Series, which features a large laminate countertop and high quality maple grain vinyl laminate cabinet features NSF certification as well as ADA compliant long faucet handles and is available in a single, double or triple basin unit.
If you plan on using your portable sink for any purpose that needs to conform to regulatory standards, make sure to look for the NSF certification on the portable sink that you select.