What are the standards that SCCL products must follow?
SCCL adheres to the extensive compliance and regulatory standards of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), The Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada (NHPD), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC).
SCCL undergoes a comprehensive inspection on an annual or biennial basis by each of the CFIA, USDA and NASC. All of our products including those for calves, lambs, goats, dogs, cats and people must adhere to specific guidelines regarding the manufacture, packaging, labeling, laboratory testing and sample retention of each serial of product. The Center of Veterinary Biologics for each of the CFIA and USDA licenses or permits our calf and lamb and goat products. The USDA requires that samples of each serial are submitted for evaluation prior to release into the marketplace. Every label is reviewed and filed by either the CFIA, USDA or both.
The NASC inspection is based on the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for dietary supplements. These guidelines are enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and ensure the safety and effectiveness of our pet products. Additionally, our human neutraceutical products are reviewed by Health Canada for effectiveness and licensed with approved claims. Our facility maintains a GMP certificate with Health Canada.
SCCL is proud to have the most comprehensive compliance program of our competitors. No other colostrum manufacturer is inspected by the combination of described regulatory authorities, is GMP certified and has licenses or registrations for each of calves, small ruminants, pets and people. Non-licensed products do not require these stringent requirements and are not inspected by competent authorities on a scheduled basis, or at all. When using our products, a producer, owner or user can be confident that our products will be safe and effective.
B.Sc. (Hons), PhD - Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs