BETA, UFAS and NOPS
British Horse Feeds (BHF) is a trade member of BETA
subscribing to the BETA Code of
Conduct, giving reassurance about the quality of the business, its
manufacturing capability and product distribution.
The BHF division of I'Anson's is
fully approved under the Universal Feed Assurance (Compound Feeds)
Scheme. Through UFAS the AIC aims to
protect animal health by ensuring safe practices in the manufacture
of animal feedstuffs. To achieve certification, at BHF we are
independently audited on an annual basis. We also use the UFAS
codes to further enhance our company training and stringent
BHF complies with the BETA UFAS
code. This shows that BHF has undertaken stringent
quality management procedures in the manufacture of its feeds to
ensure that naturally occurring prohibited substances or NOPS (such
as Caffeine and Theobromine) do not get into feedstuffs before or
The code has been endorsed by the British Horseracing Authority
and the National Trainers Association.
The BETA codes
require that manufacturers like ourselves evaluate the risk of
contamination during every step of the sourcing, storage, transport
and manufacturing processes and that we design our quality
management systems in line with the risks identified.
Suppliers of raw materials are regularly audited and staff undergo
rigorous training to ensure adherence to the code.
Whilst I'Anson Bros Ltd and all its trading divisions
manufacture and source the supply of raw materials in accordance
with the BETA UFAS
Assurance Scheme, we cannot guarantee that the products do not
contain naturally occuring prohibited substances.
Laminitis Trust Approval Mark
Founded in 1998, The Laminitis Trust is
the only registered charity dedicated to supporting research into
equine laminitis. The Trust has established an approval mark
for those horse feeds like Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet that it
considers are suitable for horses or ponies at risk of laminitis or
already suffering from the disease. Approval is only given to feeds
which reach certain standards as outlined by the Scientific
Committee of the Laminitis Trust. To be able to carry the Laminitis
Trust Approval Mark, feeds must be made from good quality
ingredients using high standards of quality control. Products must
be high in fibre with low levels of rapidly fermentable
carbohydrates. Approval of product packaging and promotional
material is also necessary to comply with the Veterinary Medicines
Directorate regulations. Annual inspections of manufacturing mills
are a part of the Laminitis Trust's approach.
Find out more about the
The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2008
Speedi-Beet won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation
category in 2008.
To win this award a business must demonstrate innovation as well
as good performance in areas including design, product performance
and after-sales support.
The award recognises the development of the revolutionary
quick-soaking sugar beet feed Speedi-Beet, which has become a firm
favourite amongst horse owners.
The patented process used to produce Speedi-Beet was developed
by I'Anson Brothers, who own British Horse Feeds, and turns sugar
beet into a convenient quick-soak flake, which can absorb up to
five times its weight of water in under 10 minutes. It is one of
the most recent innovations from a company that prides itself on
high quality, feedstuffs supplied to livestock owners.