Interzoo show organizers are encouraging exhibitors for the pet product show to check in well ahead of the May event to ensure the petfood from their country is allowed to be imported into the EU and Germany and avoid problems with Border Inspection Posts.
According to show organizers, in principle, food for pets and ornamental fish that contains animal by-products may only be imported from third countries that meet requirements of the valid version of Chapter II Section 1, Table 2, No. 12 of Regulation (EC) 142/2011. In exceptional cases, companies can apply for an import license if petfood from unlisted third countries and companies is to be imported for exhibition purposes only, which requires the petfood must be rendered harmless and disposed of at the importer's cost at the end of the exhibition.
The pet product exhibition's organizers say each consignment of petfood must be registered for inspection by the official veterinarian at an approved Border Inspection Post by submitting a Common Veterinary Entry Document, at least one working day in advance, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 136/2004.
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
Processors should carefully develop, validate and implement an effective kill step to support production of pathogen-free petfoods
Safe, nutritious, tasty petfood requires careful handling and processing of raw meat ingredients
What you need to keep your manufacturing line clean, safe and contaminant-free
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
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