NSF DNA Authenticated™

A New Way to Be Sure

NSF DNA Authenticated™ is the latest verification program from NSF International which will allow those that pass testing to use the NSF DNA Authenticated™ mark on their raw materials to invoke a sense of trust within their supply chain as well as with their consumers. We request at least three samples from different parts of a lot so we are able to get the most precise and accurate picture of a lot or batch using Next Generation sequencing.

  • First, your sample will be tested using our proprietary universal plant primers to identify the target species. This testing will also provide information about any other contaminants, substitutes, or adulterants.
  • Next, our TSDS technology will screen for any known common contaminates of the target genus or species. Our targeted approach will give clients confidence that they are producing or buying authentic, pure products.
  • Using NSF AuthenTechnologies®’ CleanScreen method, our testing will screen for an extensive list of allergens and fillers. Our CleanScreen is currently able to screen for wheat, soy, pea, corn (corn starch), potato (maltodextrin), rice, peanut, almond, walnut, pecan, and hazelnut.
  • Finally, all samples will be screened for a list of 120 toxic plants and specifically tested for known common toxic adulterants such as bindweed.

Following testing, samples will be given a PASS or FAIL status as well as a Certificate of Analysis detailing the testing done on your sample.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Larkin at klarkin@nsf.org.