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Chinese Regulations on Pet Food Lable
    发布时间: 2017-12-28 22:39    

According to Chinese law, all imported pet food labels should comply with Chinese law, otherwise sales are not allowed.


Pet Feed Management Measures(Part)

Pet feed product can claim its ingredients, functions and characteristics in the label, and the following rules should be observed when claiming:
(I) It is forbidden to make any declaration or publicity on the prevention or treatment of pet diseases on apet food.
(II) All claims should have proof materials. Proof materials include published publications, textbooks, formulas, test data or test reports.
(III) When claiming the ingredients, the claimed content shall be placed adjacent to the product name and shall be the same font and color as the product name. The font size of the claimed content shall not be greater than the product name.No part of the content shall be highlighted in any form.
1.If a pet food claims to use a certainingredient,thename of the ingredient should be indicated in the feedcomposition and the amount should be added after the ingredientname;If the ingredient is indicated by the category name, the name of the ingredient and its addition amount in the product shall be indicated in parentheses after the category name.See Appendix 1 for an example.
2.The content ofingredientthat had to be dehydrated can be claimed according to its after-water revivification content.The types of ingredients that can be revivificated and their calculation methods are shown in Appendix 7.If water revivification is carried out, the three types of ingredients mentioned in Appendix 7 shall be simultaneouslyrevivificated, and the calculation method shall be carried out in accordance with Appendix 7.
3. When claiming "XX formula", theweight of "XX" ingredients in the product should be more than 26% of the total weight of the product;If the two or more ingredients are claimed, the weight of at least one of the ingredients should be more than 26% of the total weight of the product, and each of the other ingredients should reach 3% of the total weight of the product. The weight percentages should bearranged in descending order.See Appendix 1 for an example.
When claiming "XX-containing formula", the weight of "XX" ingredient in the product should be more than 14% of the total weight of the product;If two or more ingredients are claimed, the weight of at least one of the ingredients should be more than 14% of the total weight of the product, and each of the other ingredients should reach 3% of the total weight of the product.The weight percentages should be arranged in descending order.See Appendix 1 for an example.
When claiming "containing XX", theweight of "XX" ingredient in the product should be more than 4% of the total weight of the product;If two or more ingredients are claimed, the weight of at least one of the ingredients should be more than 4% of the total weight of the product, and each of the other ingredients should reach 3% of the total weight of the product.The weight percentages should be arranged in descending order.See Appendix 1 for an example.
4. If the ingredients, compound seasonings or taste enhancers used in a pet food product can impart a certain flavor to the product, the flavor of the product can be claimed, and the claim should use the word"XXflavor". See Appendix 1 for an example.
5. If the amount of a certain ingredient in a pet food product is sufficient to give the product some unique attributes, even if the ingredient does not reach 4% of the total weight of the product, the ingredient can be claimed, and the claim should use the word"added with XX". See Appendix 1 for an example.
6. If a pet food product claims to use certain vitamins, mineral trace elements and other nutrients, or uses certain feed additives to give certain properties to the product, the claim should use the word "containing XX".Nutrients such as vitamins and mineral trace elements involved in the claim should be listed in the guaranteed analytical value of product.The feed additives involvedin the claim should be listed in the composition of the feed additives and indicated for its added amount.See Appendix 1 for an example.
7.A pet food product can claim that itdoes not contain feed ingredients or feed additives, but the claim should use the word "NoXX" or " XX-free".Except for feed ingredients and feed additives, no other substances can be claimed to be free. For gluten ingredient, if its content is not higher than 20mg/kg, "No gluten" or "Gluten-free" claims can be made.
8. If a "high", "increased", "low", "decreased" or similar comparative claimsare made for the content of a certain ingredientin a pet food product, the claim should take the product of the sameenterprise as a reference and clearly listed it.The ratio of increase or decrease should be more than 15%, and the percentage of increase or decrease in macronutrients should be able to verified by formula.See Appendix 1 for an example.


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