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法規名稱(Title) Standards for Types and Tolerance Levels of Pathogenic Microorganisms and Health-hazard Materials in Pet Food Ch
公發布日(Date) 2016.12.09
法規沿革(Legislative) 1. Promulgated on No. 1040043099A on 5th August 2015
2.Article 5 were amended and promulgated on No. 1050043642A on 9 December 2016.
法規內文(Content)

Article 1
The Standards are stipulated in accordance with the provisions of the second paragraph of Article 22-4 of the Animal Protection
 Act.


Article 2
The terms in the Standards are defined as follows:
1.Amount of aflatoxins: the sum of total amount of B1, B2, G1
  and G2 aflatoxins.
2.ppb: micrograms per kilogram.
3.ppm: milligrams per kilogram.


Article 3
The following pathogenic microorganisms shall  not be detected
nor contained  in pet food:
1.Salmonella spp.
2.Listeria monocytogenes
3.Pathogenic Escherichia coli
4.Clostridium perfringens


Article 4
The amount of aflatoxins in pet food shall not exceed 20 ppb.


Article 5
The amount of heavy metals in pet food shall not exceed:
1.Arsenic:
(1)Feed for pet animals containing aquatic animals, seaweed, and
   products derived thereof and/or meal: maximum content in
   mg/kg (ppm) relative to a feed with a moisture content of 12
   % at 10 ppm and inorganic arsenic is under 2 ppm.
(2)Others: 2 ppm.
2.Cadmium: 2 ppm
3.Lead: 5 ppm
4.Mercury: 0.4 ppm


Article 6
The amount of  pesticide residues in pet food shall not exceed:
1.Aldrin and Dieldrin: 0.01 ppm
2.BHC: 0.01 ppm
3.DDT: 0.1 ppm
4.Endrin: 0.01ppm
5.5. Heptachlor: 0.01 ppm


Article 7
The amount of preservatives and antioxidants in pet food shall
not exceed:
1.Total content of ethoxyquin, Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  and Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) is 150ppm, and ethoxyquin
  shall not be more than 75 ppm.
2.Sodium nitrite: 100 ppm


Article 8
The amount of health-hazard materials in pet food shall not
exceed:
1.Melamine: 2.5 ppm
2.Propylene glycol: shall not be detected in cat food.


Article 9
The Standards shall come into force on the date of promulgation.