ANN ARBOR, MI - NSF International today unveiled another free resource for consumers aimed at providing reliable information on a wide array of health and safety issues that impact consumers every day. The new consumer e-newsletter, NSF Public Health & Safety News, contains practical information and tips for consumers interested in issues ranging from food and water safety to disaster preparedness."Thousands of consumers contact the NSF Consumer Affairs Office or visit the NSF website each month to learn more about how they can better protect their families. Our new e-newsletter is just one more way that NSF acts as an independent resource on family health and safety issues, especially in areas related to food and drinking water,” said NSF President and CEO Kevan P. Lawlor. Each e-newsletter contains useful information about NSF’s product certification programs and how NSF is working to help make consumer and commercial products safer. In addition to helping consumers make informed product choices, the NSF Consumer Affairs Office offers an “Ask an Expert” section for help on questions related to various public health topics, such as food safety, or an option to download the latest Fact Kit from NSF. The materials developed for this e-newsletter and the NSF consumer website are based on commonly asked questions received through the NSF Consumer Affairs Office, such as:
- How do I sanitize dishes that were in contact with flood waters?
- How long before food becomes unsafe if left at room temperature?
- How do I know if a product is safe or if it will do what the manufacturer claims?
- What’s the best water treatment system for me?
NSF Public Health and Safety News also offers great educational information for children through the NSF Scrub Club website (http://www.scrubclub.org/), a free online resource that provides a fun way to teach kids about the importance of handwashing.Consumers can obtain copies of current and former editions of the consumer e-newsletter online at www.nsf.org/consumer/newsroom/enewsletters.asp. Those who wish to sign up to receive a copy of the e-newsletter by email can complete an online sign-up form at http://www.nsf.org/consumer/forms/consumer_info_request.asp.