The Standards are stipulated in accordance with the provisions of the second paragraph of Article 22-4 of the Animal Protection
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.
The following pathogenic microorganisms shall not be detected
nor contained in pet food:
3.Pathogenic Escherichia coli
The amount of aflatoxins in pet food shall not exceed 20 ppb.
The amount of heavy metals in pet food shall not exceed:
(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
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
5.5. Heptachlor: 0.01 ppm
The amount of preservatives and antioxidants in pet food shall
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
The amount of health-hazard materials in pet food shall not
1.Melamine: 2.5 ppm
2.Propylene glycol: shall not be detected in cat food.
The Standards shall come into force on the date of promulgation.