Sanitary Requirements for Export of Pet Food to Jordan
HA 2752 (September 5, 2013)

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  1. The pet food product has been manufactured in a facility that is approved for export and monitored by the official competent authority.
  2. The raw material of animal origin was derived from healthy animals which were presented to ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection in slaughter houses and did not show any clinical sign of diseases communicable by the product to humans and animals.
  3. The pet food product does not contain ruminant material originating from non-negligible BSE risk countries as per the OIE classification, except for milk and derivatives, tallow with insoluble impurities less than 0.15% in weight and gelatine made with hides and skins.
  4. The pet food has been sufficiently processed to assure the destruction of harmful pathogens as demonstrated by the fact that finished products are routinely tested and found to comply with the following standards:
    • Salmonella : absence in 25g; n=5, c=0, m=0, M=0
    • Enterobacteriaceae : absence in 1g; n=5, c=2, m=10, M=300
      • n = number of samples to be tested;
      • m = threshold value for the number of bacteria; the result is considered satisfactory if the number of bacteria in all samples does not exceed m;
      • M = maximum value for the number of bacteria; the result is considered unsatisfactory if the number of bacteria in one or more samples is M or more; and
      • c = number of samples the bacterial count of which may be between m and M, the sample still being considered acceptable if the bacterial count of the other samples is m or less.
  5. In the case of canned pet food:
    1. the product has been heat treated in hermetically sealed containers to a minimum Fo value of 3.0; and
    2. the product was manufactured and packaged complying with good manufacturing practice.
  6. In the case of dry pet food:

    the processed pet food has been subjected to one of the following heat treatment:

    • Box of at least 90 °C throughout their substances or;
    • Box 70 °C for at least 30 minutes; or
    • Box 5 °C for at least 5 minutes.
  7. The above mentioned product was packed in new packaging material labelled "NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION".
  8. The finished product was stored and transported in a manner to prevent contamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.
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