Veterinary Oral Health Council

Protocols & Submissions: Safety & Regulatory Issues

Please read the 'Meaning of the VOHC Seal' on our home page.

VOHC requires that the sponsor of a product that is the subject of a submission to VOHC certifies at the time of submission that it has complied with all safety and regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions where the product is marketed, that there is no information at the time of the VOHC submission that the product is unsafe, and that it will promptly inform VOHC of any reports or regulatory actions concerning the safety of the product.

'Safety ' in the VOHC context includes:

A. Major extra-oral or body-wide issues such as toxicity, esophageal or gastro-intestinal obstruction or perforation, or gross nutritional imbalance;

B. Trauma to oral tissues, such as fracture of teeth or laceration or penetration of oral mucosa.

Complaints from consumers that relate to any of the product safety issues mentioned above are to be promptly copied to VOHC, and annual confirmation of continuation of use of the VOHC Accepted Seal is contingent on affirmation that no safety complaints that have not already been brought to VOHC's attention have been received by the product sponsor.


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