Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) recently announced its Keurig® K150 Series Commercial Brewing System has been certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for foodservice use. The Keurig® K150 Series is the first small to medium capacity Keurig® brewing system to be certified for use in foodservice outlets, according to GMCR.
"Becoming NSF certified is an important step in our focus on the foodservice industry, a key growth channel for our away-from-home business," said Brian P. Kelley, president and CEO of GMCR. "Foodservice represents approximately 65 percent of coffee purchases outside the home, so it is only natural for us to evolve our offerings to meet the needs of customers and consumers in new marketplaces."
Key features of the popular and versatile Keurig® K150 Series Commercial Brewing System, formerly the B150 Commercial Brewing System, include an interactive touchscreen that allows users to program the brew temperature and set the language preference to English, Spanish or French; choice of five cup sizes; removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs; Energy Savings Mode — Auto On/Off; and Quiet Brew Technology®. The Keurig® B3000SE Commercial Brewing System is also certified for foodservice use but is intended for large capacity outlets.
NSF International is an accredited, third-party certification body that tests and certifies products to verify that they meet public health and safety standards intended for commercial foodservice. Products that meet these standards bear the NSF Mark, which is respected by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies at the local, state, federal and international level. The NSF foodservice certification spans the life of the product.