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SPILLERS is part of Mars Inc. who put Quality at the heart of everything they do, in fact it’s the first of the ‘Five Principles’ that forms the cultural fabric of this global business.

At SPILLERS we are also committed to delivering Quality and value to our customers and of course the thousands of horses and ponies that consume our products every day. This is why we ensure that the Quality systems meet and continue to meet the requirements of the current UFAS Standard (Universal Feeds Assurance Scheme), BETA NOPS code (Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances) and ISO 9001:2015.

SPILLERS uses HACCP to recognise feed safety hazards in all stages of production, maintenance, distribution, and services. SPILLERS is totally committed to Quality using a combination of risk management principles and on-going programmes for assessment and improvement with the aim of maximising customer satisfaction.

In addition, every bag of SPILLERS feed is manufactured in our UK accredited mill so you can be confident they deliver the very best Quality and nutritional consistency for your horse. The Company’s Quality objectives shall be observed at all stages of production, distribution, and services.

SPILLERS™ feeds Senior Management are committed to ensuring that the Quality, Environmental and feed safety policy is appropriate to SPILLERS. This is carried out by continually monitoring, improving, and updating processes to ensure compliance with relevant statutory requirements and standards.

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In terms of the 'official stuff' we are accredited to the following Quality Schemes:

  • UFAS
  • IS09001:2015 Quality management systems
Through our Mars Auditing program:
  • IS022000: Food safety management systems
  • HACCP (recognised to European standards)
  • Good Management Practices (GMP)
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Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances (NOPS)

A positive post-race or competition dope test is not only a disaster for the trainer or rider concerned, but also for the sport and any company whose products might be found to contain a prohibited substance. The main NOPS and their sources are:

  • Caffeine - (cacao)
  • Theobromine - (cacao)
  • Theophylline - (tea)
  • Morphine - (opium poppy, Papaver somniferum)
  • Hyoscine - (nightshade, Datura)
  • Hordenine - (germinating barley)
  • Atropine - (nightshade - Atropa belladonna)
  • Cannabinoids - (hemp fibre and plant material)

By understanding the sources of NOPS, it becomes more apparent how they may accidently contaminate the supply chain - for example, a raw materials truck with a previous load of biscuit meal or morphine poppies grown in a garden being blown into a field of crops! This is why we operate to high internal and external quality standards in the sourcing of our raw materials and the design and manufacture of all our products. Manufacturing takes place in our own medication free facility, using quality assured ingredients under strictly controlled production conditions.

SPILLERS is accredited to the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances (NOPS) Code. The BETA NOPS Code requires us to evaluate the risk of NOPS contamination during every step of the manufacturing process, including the sourcing, storage, transport and actual manufacturing of our products.

Conforming to the Code allows us to use the BETA NOPS logo on our products and literature to provide reassurance to owners and trainers of the stringent quality management procedures that we undertake during every step of the manufacturing process for each product.

Finally we continue to work via BETA with sporting and government regulatory bodies to ensure that appropriate, workable measures are in place to reduce the risk of prohibited substances being present in equine feeding stuffs.

We are proud of our quality standards and are transparant about the policies and processes we follow to maintain them. Therefore, if you want any more information, the Care-Line will be happy to assist.

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