NSF Qualifies to Deliver the Japanese Water Mark

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from NSF International

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- NSF International, The Public
 Health and Safety Company(TM), (www.nsf.org ) is approved to conduct tests and
 plant audits to criteria set for the Japanese Water Mark.  Recognized by the
 Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Japanese Water Mark is a
 certification tool for water supply equipment, used to determine the
 conformity of products to specific Japanese standards.  NSF is the only U.S.
 organization authorized to provide these services in support of obtaining the
 Japanese Water Mark for manufacturers of drinking water treatment units and
 plumbing products.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000310/DEF001-a )
     Through a partnership with the Japanese Gas Appliances Inspection
 Association (JIA), JIA is accepting all NSF evaluations performed under the
 Japanese Industrial Standards JIS S 3200 series standards.  In addition, NSF
 audits conducted according to JIA requirements are being accepted by JIA.  The
 benefit is direct access to the Japanese Water Mark without the need for
 further evaluation.
     "Having this service available through NSF will streamline the process of
 achieving acceptance and recognition of water filters and plumbing products in
 the Japanese market," commented Mark Jost, NSF Vice President, Certification
 Services.  "We are committed to assisting customers with global testing and
 certification needs.  Our partnership with JIA is one example of how NSF is
 working with the leading international organizations to provide global access
 through one point of contact."
     JIA, an ISO Guide 65 accredited product certifier, is one of only four
 organizations in Japan to issue the Water Mark.  With a long and prestigious
 history in the gas appliance certification business, JIA has expanded services
 into new product areas, including drinking water.  "JIA is pleased to be
 working with NSF, bringing convenience to companies in North America who
 desire to obtain the Japanese Water Mark," commented Mikio Otsu, General
 Manager, JIA International Affairs Department.  "The Japanese Water Mark has
 achieved strong consumer recognition, providing for confidence in their
 purchasing decisions."
     Access Business Group of Ada, Michigan was the first to undertake testing
 and auditing by NSF in support of obtaining the Water Mark.  "We've had a
 strong working relationship with NSF over many years for the certification of
 our drinking water treatment unit product lines," commented Steve Ver Strat,
 Group Leader, Technical Regulatory Services, Access Business Group.  "The
 ability to work through one organization to facilitate access of international
 marks, like the Japanese Water Mark, is a convenience we value.  Amway
 delivers products on a global scale, and the NSF relationship assists us in
 understanding and addressing local market needs for optimum recognition and
 acceptance."
     NSF International tests and certifies more than 130,000 products
 worldwide.  A global leader in standards development, product certification,
 management systems registration, and educational services, NSF is designated
 as a Collaborating Centre by the World Health Organization for both Food
 Safety and Drinking Water Safety and Treatment.  Founded in 1944, NSF is an
 independent, not-for-profit organization, with offices and laboratories around
 the world.
     For more information contact Tom Bruursema, General Manager, Environmental
 and Research Services and Drinking Water Treatment Unit Program, at
 800-NSF-MARK, or Bruursema@nsf.org .
 
 

SOURCE NSF International
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- NSF International, The Public
 Health and Safety Company(TM), (www.nsf.org ) is approved to conduct tests and
 plant audits to criteria set for the Japanese Water Mark.  Recognized by the
 Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Japanese Water Mark is a
 certification tool for water supply equipment, used to determine the
 conformity of products to specific Japanese standards.  NSF is the only U.S.
 organization authorized to provide these services in support of obtaining the
 Japanese Water Mark for manufacturers of drinking water treatment units and
 plumbing products.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000310/DEF001-a )
     Through a partnership with the Japanese Gas Appliances Inspection
 Association (JIA), JIA is accepting all NSF evaluations performed under the
 Japanese Industrial Standards JIS S 3200 series standards.  In addition, NSF
 audits conducted according to JIA requirements are being accepted by JIA.  The
 benefit is direct access to the Japanese Water Mark without the need for
 further evaluation.
     "Having this service available through NSF will streamline the process of
 achieving acceptance and recognition of water filters and plumbing products in
 the Japanese market," commented Mark Jost, NSF Vice President, Certification
 Services.  "We are committed to assisting customers with global testing and
 certification needs.  Our partnership with JIA is one example of how NSF is
 working with the leading international organizations to provide global access
 through one point of contact."
     JIA, an ISO Guide 65 accredited product certifier, is one of only four
 organizations in Japan to issue the Water Mark.  With a long and prestigious
 history in the gas appliance certification business, JIA has expanded services
 into new product areas, including drinking water.  "JIA is pleased to be
 working with NSF, bringing convenience to companies in North America who
 desire to obtain the Japanese Water Mark," commented Mikio Otsu, General
 Manager, JIA International Affairs Department.  "The Japanese Water Mark has
 achieved strong consumer recognition, providing for confidence in their
 purchasing decisions."
     Access Business Group of Ada, Michigan was the first to undertake testing
 and auditing by NSF in support of obtaining the Water Mark.  "We've had a
 strong working relationship with NSF over many years for the certification of
 our drinking water treatment unit product lines," commented Steve Ver Strat,
 Group Leader, Technical Regulatory Services, Access Business Group.  "The
 ability to work through one organization to facilitate access of international
 marks, like the Japanese Water Mark, is a convenience we value.  Amway
 delivers products on a global scale, and the NSF relationship assists us in
 understanding and addressing local market needs for optimum recognition and
 acceptance."
     NSF International tests and certifies more than 130,000 products
 worldwide.  A global leader in standards development, product certification,
 management systems registration, and educational services, NSF is designated
 as a Collaborating Centre by the World Health Organization for both Food
 Safety and Drinking Water Safety and Treatment.  Founded in 1944, NSF is an
 independent, not-for-profit organization, with offices and laboratories around
 the world.
     For more information contact Tom Bruursema, General Manager, Environmental
 and Research Services and Drinking Water Treatment Unit Program, at
 800-NSF-MARK, or Bruursema@nsf.org .
 
 SOURCE  NSF International