German agtech receives UL certification for its in-store farms

The new generation of Infarm’s in-store vertical farms for retailers and restaurants is now UL certified for the United States and Canada. Infarm is said to be the first hydroponic farming system that is now listed and certified by UL, the global safety science leader.

Infarm’s in-store vertical farming units designed for growing herbs, salads and other leafy greens directly in stores or restaurants are now certified under CAN/UL 8800, the Standard for Horticultural Lighting Equipment and Systems, demonstrating that the farming units are constructed to ensure highest safety.   

“Technology is at the heart of our business. Having our own high standards for quality assurance in hardware and software in place, the UL certification proves our commitment to food and operational safety and quality and we are proud to be the first hydroponic system worldwide certified by UL”, states Guy Galonska, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Infarm.  

The certificate
“Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest-growing segments for the lighting industry worldwide,” noted Dr. Hans Laschefski, UL’s business development manager for the lighting industry in Europe. "We are proud to support InFarm with the required Safety Certificate for this new horticultural lighting system and look forward to continuing our work to find new solutions for new horticultural technology.”

The certification is listed with file number E519218 for both the U.S. and Canada. Besides the UL certification for North America, the new generation of in-store farms is also certified with CE and CB for European markets and Japan. The current in-store farming system is certified with QPS Field Evaluation for the U.S. and Canada and CE certified for Europe and Japan. 

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