Consumers should begin to look for the NASC Quality Seal. Purchasing products from NASC members is the best way consumers can support efforts to improve the quality of animal supplements and help ensure the continued availability of these formulations in the United States market.
As part of its ongoing effort to improve and standardize the animal supplement industry, NASC initiated its Quality Seal Program. The Seal is a way for consumers to know that when they buy a product, they buy from a reputable manufacturer that has successfully completed a facility audit. Different from the NASC logo, the Seal is a privilege for members to use on their products and signifies that the company has been audited for the implementation of specific quality control standards. Members must agree to adhere to NASC’s quality standards, part of which includes submitting to an independent audit to ensure conformance with quality system requirements.
NASC member companies are required to demonstrate compliance with the following criteria before they are granted permission to display the NASC Seal on their products.
1. The company must have a Quality Manual in place that provides written Standard Operating Procedures for production process control.
2. The company must have an Adverse Event Reporting/Complaint System in place to continually monitor and evaluate products.
3. They must follow proper label guidelines for all products.
4. The company must include any specific warning and cautionary statements recommended by the Food & Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine and the NASC Scientific Advisory Committee.
NASC is committed to the production and distribution of high quality supplements for non-human food chain animals and holding member companies accountable NASC guidelines.