NSF  provides certification, auditing, consulting, training, farm services and laboratory testing services to agricultural businesses, farmers and growers worldwide. Areas of expertise include food safety, consumer assurance, environmental protection, animal health and welfare, biosecurity, traceability, sustainability, worker welfare and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). NSF companies are the leading certifer for international, national and retailer standards such as the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standards PrimusGFS, GLOBALG.A.P., CanadaGAP, SQF and BRC.

Use of NSF consulting services or attending NSF training sessions does not provide an advantage, nor is it linked in any way to the granting of certification.