NSF International, a global leader which develops standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries, has acquired Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. GFTC is a leading provider of food safety programs, technical consulting services and related training for the food and beverage industry throughout Canada. The acquisition strengthens NSF's presence in food safety training and auditing services in the Canadian market. The acquisition also makes NSF the largest Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification body worldwide. Cascade Partners serves as the exclusive financial advisor to NSF International.