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NSF 36

2012 Edition, August 8, 2012

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2012 Edition, August 8, 2012
  • Published Date: August 8, 2012
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: NSF International (NSF)
  • Page Count: 18
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:

This Standard contains requirements for dinnerware intended for use in food establishments. The requirements herein are applicable to plates, bowls, saucers, cups, tumblers, compartmentalized trays, dinnerware covers, and similar items, regardless of size or configuration, from which food is consumed or served.

NOTE – NSF/ANSI 36 does not apply to glassware.

Dinnerware materials and components covered under other NSF or NSF/ANSI Standards or Criteria shall also comply with the requirements therein. This Standard is not intended to restrict new design, provided that such design meets the minimum specifications described herein.


This Standard establishes minimum food protection and sanitation requirements for the materials, design, and construction of dinnerware products.