Culligan Water is Saskatoon’s Only NSF CBWA Certified Water Bottler and Supplier
In the last decade, interest in home water treatment products for drinking water household use has grown tremendously. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy to know whether a particular product is as safe and effective as the manufacturer claims at reducing various contaminants from your water supply. This is why the NSF – The Public Health and Safety Organization created their CBWA Certifications. To help address concerns about the safety and performance of products sold worldwide and marketed for treating household water supplies, NSF International developed several American National Standards covering a wide array of water treatment systems.
How Do Products Become NSF CBWA Certified?
To earn NSF certification, water treatment systems must undergo extensive testing to confirm that they meet the strict requirements of American National Standards. In addition to verifying that the system is structurally sound, NSF verifies that:
- The contaminant reduction claims shown on the label are true.
- The system does not add anything harmful to the water.
- The product labeling, advertising and literature are not misleading.
NSF certification for performance means they have tested a water treatment product using specific procedures and have confirmed that it can effectively reduce the contaminants claimed on the product label. They also require all products to be re-tested periodically and re-certified each year, which ensures that products continue to meet all stated requirements over time. Culligan Saskatoon is currently in the process of also getting the SQF Certification, which is a globally recognized Safe Quality Food Certification from the National Food Council.
Benefits of SQF Certification
Certification to GFSI benchmarked standards like SQF increases brand protection and minimizes risk. SQF certification provides independent verification that a product or process complies with specific international standards. It enables a food supplier to give assurances that food has been produced, prepared and handled according to the most recognized standards. SQF certification demonstrates a commitment to quality processes and continual improvement, and enables access to top retailers.