The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) is a nonprofit trade association that promotes the health and wellbeing of companion animals and horses that are given animal health supplements by their owners, and to protect and enhance the animal health supplement industry.
For 20 years, the NASC has cooperated with state, federal and international regulators to create a legislative and regulatory environment that provides a pathway to market for animal health supplements that is fair, reasonable, responsible and nationally consistent. In addition, the NASC advocates and collectively enforces good manufacturing practice quality standards (cGMPs) in manufacturing, labeling and marketing animal health supplements.
Central to the trade group’s efforts is its NASC Quality Program, which provides strict guidelines for product quality assurance in written, consistent raw material sourcing and manufacturing standards, adverse event reporting, and labeling and claims requirements that are within the guidelines provided by the regulatory agencies. Consumers can have confidence in products with the NASC Quality Seal, knowing they come from responsible suppliers that meet NASC’s demanding requirements.
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