CANSA has been in existence since 1931, which over time has built a credible reputation with all stakeholders. The National Department of Health has granted CANSA permission to act as the endorsing body for the CANSA Seal of Recognition programme.
The CANSA Smart Choice trademark is only awarded to products that have undergone testing at an independent laboratory and which comply with the National Standards (SANS) or similar International Standards (ISO), as well as the stringent evidence-based requirements for each category as set out by CANSA.
The science-based requirements are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure they remain up to date. In the event that a product does not meet the criteria, CANSA will approach the manufacturer with regard to the possible reformulation of the product.
As part of our quality assurance process, products that have been awarded the CANSA Smart Choice Seal will undergo randomized independent testing and will be monitored for compliance with National label legislation and inappropriate use of the trademark.