Thorne Vet is proud to be a member of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC), the organization whose mission is to "promote the health and well-being of non-human food chain animals that are given animal health supplements by their owners, and to protect and enhance the integrity of the animal health product industry."
Veterinarians and consumers who see the NASC Quality Seal on Thorne Vet products can be assured they are purchasing from a reputable company whose manufacturing facilities have successfully completed a stringent independent audit.
Additionally, Thorne Vet is granted permission to display the NASC Quality Seal by adhering to the industry's highest quality standards of manufacturing, labeling and marketing, and by its compliance with the following strict criteria set forward by the NASC:
- The company must have a Quality Control Manual in place that provides written Standard Operating Procedures for production process control. This helps ensure the company is providing a consistent and quality product.
- The company must have an Adverse Event Reporting/Complaint System in place to continually monitor and evaluate products and ingredients.
- The company must follow proper Label Guidelines for all products and all forms of labeling.
- The company's product labels must include any specific Warning and Caution Statements recommended by the Food & Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine and the NASC's Scientific Advisory Committee for particular ingredients.
Thorne Vet's NASC membership confers an expectation of quality assurance for consumers and regulators.
Members of the National Animal Supplement Council are concerned and committed manufacturers of animal health products across the globe. Together they endeavor to improve the quality of the products sold to consumers for the benefit of their horses, cats, dogs and other companion animals.
NASC's overriding goal is to promote the health and well-being of non-human food chain animals that are given animal health products by their owners, and to protect and enhance the integrity of the animal health product industry.
The cornerstone of NASC's mission is to work cooperatively with state, federal and international government officials to create a legislative and regulatory environment that provides a framework that is fair, reasonable, responsible and nationally consistent.
Such an environment of safety, accuracy, and quality serves the interests of NASC's members by ensuring that ethical manufacturing and labeling practices are complied with throughout the industry.
All NASC members are required to undergo a rigorous independent audit of their facilities. Upon completion of this audit, members are then able to display the NASC Quality Seal to show consumers they are committed to the "highest current standards of quality in the industry today." To see those members who have successfully completed the quality audit, click on the following link.
NASC advocates and collectively enforces Good Manufacturing Practice Quality Standards in manufacturing, labeling and marketing animal health products. In addition, NASC members establish fair and reasonable paths to fund and facilitate the collection and dissemination of statistically significant research as well as actively participate in programs of continual vigilance ensuring the quality of ingredients in these products.
Through its diverse, member-directed activities, NASC brings about understanding among manufacturers, retailers, distributors, federal and state regulators, veterinarians, the media and animal owners about the importance of safe, high quality products for the health and well-being of companion animals.