Food and Water
Any industry that manufactures products that touch the water supply requires testing and certification. Water purification and bottling industries similarly require testing and certification to attest to the safety of the water supply. There is also a focus on the need for safety and innovation in the food industry. Underwriters Laboratories® partners with manufacturers and installers to help make food and water products safe for use by consumers. UL provides thorough testing that allows consumers to rely on the safety of products that carry the UL Mark -- a symbol of confidence and quality for manufacturers, regulators and users.
Food and Water product categories
Within the food and water product categories listed here, you will find product-specific information and resources, such as:
- Product listings, related Standards and testing processes
- Certification and auditing services
- Information about compliance with EPA rules
- Assessment monitoring and screening surveys
- Related articles, guides and online resources
UL performs virtually all analyses required under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA, including LT2, Stage 2, and UCMR2. Cutting-edge capabilities can also analyze trace levels of emerging contaminants. UL's laboratory is certified in 48 states and Puerto Rico. UL also now offers a certification Mark designed specifically for producers of bottled water. Learn more.
Food Safety has been created to provide thought leadership and expert solutions across the global food supply chain, further demonstrating new ways that UL safeguards the public. We promote standards-based, holistic safety solutions through innovative training programs and by working with industry experts to develop a food traceability standard. Learn more.
With over 75 years of experience in certifying plumbing products, UL's drinking water product certification program offers one-stop certification services to manufacturers of plumbing-related products. Backed by a team of toxicologists, engineers, chemists and sanitarians specializing in water product certification, UL has the knowledge and experience to certify plumbing products thoroughly and accurately. Learn more.