General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ)

Date: 2015-01-23 Compiler:

No Safety Accident Happened in Chinese Pet Food Exported Abroad

With regard to foreign media reporting that some pet product suppliers from USA, who are worried that pet snacks imported from China have something to do with the illness of some pets in USA, and have removed the cat and dog snacks produced in China from shelves, AQSIQ released the news on Jan., 20, that up to the date, there is no quality safety accident happed in Chinese pet food exported abroad. AQSIQ said that Chinese side has been paying close attention to this and expressed sympathetic feelings to diseased pets and pet-owners, and wishes the parties involved can handle this fairly and justly. According to the source, for the time being, AQSIQ has established a Joint Expert Team with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of USA to investigate the causes together. FDA has conducted over 1240 tests on pet snacks of dried chicken meat samples. The two sides have found no direct correlation evidence between the pet snacks manufactured in China and the disease and death of pets in USA. And there is no relevant poisonous and harmful matter detected.

AQSIQ indicated that, the next step on monitoring of safety risks and on inspection & quarantine for pet food to be exported shall be tightened, cooperation and exchange with overseas official authorities strengthened and issues occurred during the bilateral trade of pet food tackled timely and appropriately. Meanwhile, it is hoped that the incident can be treated more objectively and rationally by the parties concerned in order to avoid bad hype.