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Guideline for preparing export certificates for the Canadian pet food industry
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Date Country Scope
October 2023 USA Modification of the exporter's declaration statements following amendment of certificate HA2828 to clarify the use of ruminant processed animal proteins
September 2023 China Export of pet food not containing animal origin ingredients
November 2022 Argentina New import requirements for dry and canned pet foods/treats
November 2022 China List of approved additives in pet food (new link)
November 2022 European Union (EU) Note: EU published a regulation not authorizing the use of ethoxyquin in animal feed.
November 2022 Nigeria New official links
October 2022 Indonésia Before a pet food company can export their products to Indonesia, the company must be registered at the Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health Services (DGLAHS).
August 2022 Chile Resolution no. 7.885 of 2017 establishes maximum limits of contaminants in complete food, supplements, additives and ingredients intended for dog and cat food (PDF)
January 2022 EU Note: effective January 15, 2022, exporters of commercial pet food/treats/chews destined for the European Union (EU) will be required to use the Trade Control and Expert System New Technology (TRACES NT) to get their Export certificates.
January 2022 EU Note: on December 10, 2021, the CFIA was informed that the EU will no longer allow the usage of Titanium Dioxide in feed and food additives.
January 2022 Géorgia On November 18, 2021, the CFIA received notification that Georgia has adopted the regulations (EU 1069-2009 and EU 142-2001) related to the animal by-products. New certificates must be used as of October 1, 2021. Pet food facilities need to be inspected and approved for export to EU.
January 2022 India Import conditions for pet food.
January 2022 Japan Import conditions for non extruded pet food derived from poultry.
January 2022 Turkiye The pet food import requirements are the same as those for the European Union.
January 2022 USA Following the publication of the new rules on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in small ruminants, the import conditions for pet food have been updated and all the restrictions related to the small ruminant material have been removed. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) checklist and import requirements have been amended accordingly.
January 2022 USA Neither the USDA nor the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require that animal material for the manufacture of pet foods come from animals that have been subjected to an ante-mortem inspection.
January 2022 USA The FDA has no tolerance for residues of phenylbutazone in animal material of equine origin and intended for use in the manufacture of pet food.
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