Complying with Pet Food Regulations in China: What You Need to Know!


Pet food is a rapidly growing industry in China, with an increasing number of pet owners looking for high-quality and safe food options for their furry friends. However,  if you want to tap into the potential of this lucrative market, it is imperative that you comply with the regulations specified in China. Therefore, ZMUni addresses some key concerns for stakeholders.

I.  What is the definition of pet food in China?

Pet feed refers to products that are processed and produced by industrialization for direct consumption by pets, also known as pet food.

II.What is the classification of pet food in China?

III.What are the ingredient requirements for pet food?

Feed raw materials and feed additives used in pet food shall comply with the requirements of the Catalogue of Feed Raw Materials and Catalogue of Feed Additives, and comply with the provisions of the Catalogue of Feed Additives and Code for Safe Use of Feed Additives.

IV. What are the labeling requirements for pet food in China?

The packaging of pet food should have a label, and the label should meet the requirements of the Pet Feed Labeling Regulations.

The labels of pet feed products produced and sold within the territory of the People’s Republic of China shall indicate the product name, raw material composition, guaranteed value of product component analysis, net content, storage conditions, instructions for use, precautions, production date, shelf life, production Information such as the name and address of the enterprise, license number, and the product standard.

V. What is certificate registration for pet food in China?

Overseas enterprises exporting pet food (except pet snacks) to China for the first time should apply to the Ministry of Agriculture for import registration and obtain an import registration certificate.

VI. What is oversea manufacturer registration?  

The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) implements a registration system for manufacturers in countries or regions that allow the import of feed, and imported feed should come from registered overseas manufacturers.

If you are looking to enter the Chinese market, it is crucial that you comply with the regulations set out in China. However, navigating the complex regulatory landscape in China can be challenging, and failure to comply with regulations can result in significant financial losses and damage to your reputation.

That's where our service of pet food compliance in China comes in. We have a team of experts who are well-versed in the regulations and can help you navigate the regulatory landscape in China. Our service includes assistance with product registration, labeling, and packaging, as well as import and export procedures. Contact us if you have any questions or need any services for pet food compliance in 

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