Certification for Animal Supplements
Certification for Animal Supplements – Banned Substance Protection, Label Verification and GMP Compliance
Animal supplements continue to grow in popularity and in the scope and scale of what is available. Many products in the animal supplement industry cater to animal sport, whether it be thoroughbred racing, equestrian sport, or racing of other animals like dogs or camels. These animal supplements are subject to the same quality control and banned substance concerns as sports nutrition products made for human consumption. BSCG is pleased to offer animal dietary supplement certification options designed for banned substance protection, quality verification, and GMP compliance.
BSCG is the only third-party dietary supplement certification provider to offer optional coverage in our Certified Drug Free® testing menu to cover the substances prohibited in animal anti-doping regulations. Our Certified Quality and Certified GMP programs are also available for animal supplements, ingredient providers, and manufacturers.
Anti-Doping Regulations for Animal Sport
When it comes to drug testing and anti-doping regulations for animal sport, the list of prohibited substances commonly applied is actually much longer than the WADA Prohibited List, considered the gold standard when it comes to prohibited substances in human sport. The ARCI (Association of Racing Commissioners International) and FEI (International Federation for Equestrian Sports) prohibited substance lists used as international models for equine and animal sport contain more than 1,300 substances while the WADA Prohibited List includes around 300 drugs. The Examples of Forbidden Substances under USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) Drugs and Medication Rules includes a subset of the FEI and ARCI lists.
BSCG Certified Drug Free® for Animal Supplements
The BSCG Certified Drug Free® certification program for animal supplements tests finished product lots for the more 1,300 drugs prohibited in animal sport according to the details described on our testing menu page. Every finished lot, or one lot monthly, of a product must be certified in order to remain compliant. The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program for animal supplements offers protection to equines, canines or other competition animals subject to anti-doping policies of official animal-sport organizations including ARCI (Association of Racing Commissioners International), FEI (International Federation for Equestrian Sports), USEF (United States Equestrian Federation), and others.
In addition to its comprehensive drug-testing protection, the BSCG Certified Drug Free® protocol includes a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) quality-control process review, raw material ingredient and supplier review, and a general toxicology assessment. Testing is conducted in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 accredited laboratories.
All certified lots are listed on client specific pages or in our database. We recommend that supplement users verify that the lot of a product has been certified before using it. The BSCG Certified Drug Free® seals for animal supplements are shown below with two options available for supplement brands, “for Veterinary Drugs,” for generally advertised animal products; or “for Equine Athletes,” for those products that cater to equine sport only. These seals represent the products that have passed our rigorous laboratory tests and certification standards.
Look for the BSCG Certified Drug Free animal supplement brands listed below.