Kiwa Agri Food are the nominated certification body for this. The aim of the code is to enable companies to offer peace of mind to riders and trainers that their bedding is given the same degree of scrutiny for the risk of prohibited substances as their feed. The code is for use by all bedding manufacturers who wish to demonstrate and confirm that they conform to current best practice in minimising the risk of contamination by NOPS in equine bedding which they produce or is produced and packed on their behalf.
Whilst the focus of the code is on prohibited substances, it is also intended to offer users the assurance that the company is marketing their product fairly and legally through the auditing of all claims made by code members. Applications have already been received and audits will now commence now travel restrictions have been lifted.