Quality control officer

What is the BETA NOPS scheme?

Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances (NOPS) – what are they and where do they come from?

The definition of a prohibited substance is 'any substance that can exert an effect on a horse' which is a broad, all-encompassing definition. A naturally occurring prohibited substance (or NOPS) is one that is either naturally present within certain ingredients or that occurs as a result of inadvertent cross-contamination during processing before arriving at the feed manufacturer’s facility.

The BETA NOPS scheme was set up in 2009 to help reduce the risk of naturally occurring prohibited substances in equine feed.

Companies have to be audited to become members. Once accepted, members can feature the BETA NOPS Code logo on product packaging to reassure horse owners, trainers and riders of the stringent quality management procedures that have been set in place. The scheme is a company scheme so the assumption is that all products placed on the market by a scheme member will be NOPS compliant.

ADM Protexin Limited are proud to be members of BETA and are NOPS accredited so you can be assured that all products within the Protexin Equine Premium range are fully compliant.

For more details on the BETA NOPS scheme please visit the BETA website.