Stratum Nutrition announces it has been accepted as a Preferred Supplier by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) for its NEM brand eggshell membrane, organic ESC brand eggshell calcium, Curcumin 95, and eggshell collagen ingredients.

The NASC is a nonprofit industry organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health of companion animals and horses throughout the United States. Ingredients that tout the NASC Preferred Supplier Seal must adhere to NASC quality standards, as well as have multiple batches of the ingredients tested by an NASC-approved laboratory to ensure the ingredients’ compliance to their rigorous quality standards.

NASC-approved Preferred Suppliers are pre-qualified companies that can supply ingredients or other supporting products or services to NASC Primary Suppliers (of finished products) who are also required to uphold strict requirements for the NASC Quality Seal. Currently, only about 80 companies have been accepted as a Preferred Supplier and can now serve as a pre-qualified supplier to the almost 170 Primary Suppliers.

Stratum’s manufactured ingredients, such as its flagship ingredient NEM eggshell membrane for joint health, are produced in NSF-certified GMP facilities and are Kosher and Halal certified. NEM is supported by an impressive published research portfolio, including a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled canine study, as well as other animal studies.

Chris Haynes, Director of global sales for Stratum Nutrition comments: “We are excited to be approved as a Preferred Supplier by NASC. Our ingredients are tested, validated, safe and effective for animals. Stratum has a keen focus to extend our very successful ingredient offerings into the pet health supplement and pet food market and NASC’s assent is a key first step.”