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China GAC Unveils Imported Feed and Feed Additive Risk Level and Supervision Mechanism

  •   12 Apr 2019
  •    Yilia Ye
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    • Feed are stratified into 4 tiers based on the feed ingredients used, with each tier having specific compliance requirements. Feed designated level 1 is subject to the most stringent inspection and quarantine measures, this category includes live animals used for bait and raw pet food.

    On Apr. 10, 2019, China GAC announced the risk level system as well as inspection and quarantine supervision mechanism for imported & exported feed and feed additives. Risk is assigned based on the ingredients used in a product and stratified into four tiers each with corresponding supervision requirements.

    Regulatory compliance obligations: Tier 1-4

    Level 1

    • Apply for and obtain “Permit for Quarantine of Entry Animals and Plants” (hereinafter “Quarantine Permit”) prior to import
    • Check the “Quarantine Certificate” and conduct quarantine during the import
    • Conduct quarantine supervision of the processing sites after import

    Level 2

    • Apply for and obtain “Quarantine Permit” prior to the import
    • Check the “Quarantine Permit” and conduct quarantine during the import

    Level 3

    • Check the “quarantine certificate” and conduct quarantine during the import

    Level 4

    • Conduct quarantine during the import

    Feed Type and Corresponding Tier

    CategoryTypeRisk level
    Animal-origin feedLive animal used for baitLevel 1
    Chilled and frozen animal products used for feed (including bait)Level 1
    Aquatic products used for feed (including bait)Level 3
    Processed animal protein and oilLevel 2
    Pet food and pet chewsRaw pet foodLevel 1
    OthersLevel 2
    Plant-origin feedFeed grainsLevel 1
    grass seed used for feedLevel 1
    forage grassLevel 2
    Processed plant protein, bran meal dregswheat bran from TCK affected areaLevel 1
    OthersLevel 2
    silageLevel 3
    Plant powderLevel 3
    compound feedLevel 2
    Feed additives, additive premixContains animal-origin ingredientsLevel 2
    Not contains animal-origin ingredients but contains plant-origin ingredientsClassified based on the plant-origin ingredient that it contains
    OthersLevel 4

    Reference link

    Imported & Exported Feed and Feed Additives Risk Level System and Inspection and Quarantine Supervision Mechanism (2019/4/10)

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