NASC awards quality seal for Canopy Animal Health CBD products

dvm360 Staff

The National Animal Supplement Council Quality Seal is awarded to companies that have employed rigorous standards in proving the quality and safety of their products.

Canopy Animal Health, a subsidiary of the cannabis and cannabinoid-based consumer product company Canopy Growth Corporation, has been granted the right to display the Quality Seal from the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) for its canine CBD products, several of which are expected to launch early next month.

“Canopy Animal Health has conducted a great deal of critical research over the past four years in the development of science-based CBD products that improve the lives of pets,” says Robert Menardi, DVM, director of veterinary educational and technical services at Canopy Animal Health, in a press release. “The NASC Quality Seal affirms our dedication to providing safe and high-quality CBD products for companion animals.”

To retain permission to display the seal on its products, Canopy Animal Health must pass an independent facility audit every 2 years and demonstrate continued compliance with strict standards and regulations, including:

  • Stringent labeling guidelines, including warnings and caution statements for particular ingredients as recommended by the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine
  • Random product testing by an independent lab to ensure ingredients meet label claims
  • Documented quality control and production procedures ensuring a consistent and quality product
  • Ingredients reviewed by the NASC Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Real-time product monitoring and mandatory adverse event reporting

“Congratulations to Canopy Animal Health for completing the NASC Quality Audit. We’re proud of our partnership with Canopy Animal Health and their dedication to quality, as demonstrated during our audit process,” says NASC President Bill Bookout. “Canopy Animal Health has established themselves a leader in the pet CBD space through their commitment to providing quality scientific research, and we applaud their focus and work in the animal health industry."

Canopy Animal Health has conducted more than 32 studies exploring the safety of cannabinoids in animal health.