Sanitary Requirements for Export of Pet Food to Saudi Arabia
HA 2785 (Amended October 1, 2013)

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  1. Canada is free of rinderpest, foot and mouth disease, velogenic newcastle disease, bovine pleuropneumonia, hog cholera and african swine fever.
  2. The product contains no ingredients from bovine, ovine, caprine or any other animal species susceptible to bovine spongiform encephalopathy from Canada or any other BSE-infested region or country. Products from ovine origin come from Australia and/or New Zealand.
  3. The above mentioned product does not contain blood and or ingredients of pork origin.
  4. There has been no co-mingling of any ingredients with any ruminant-origin items, except dairy products, from any BSE country at any time.
  5. In the case of dried or semi-moist products, the above mentioned product was produced in such a way that the ingredients of animal origin have been subject to a heat treatment of at least 90 °C throughout their substance.
  6. The end product was examined by random sampling of at least five (5) samples from each processed batch during storage or prior to dispatch and found to comply with the following standards:
    • Salmonella : Absence in 25g: n=5, c=0, m=0, M=0
    • Enterobacteriaceae : n=5, c=2, m=10, M=300 in 1g
  7. In the case of sterilized products (hermetically-sealed containers), the above mentioned product has been heated to a minimum Fo value of 3.0.
  8. The petfood described above can be sold without restriction in Canada.
  9. The petfood described above has undergone all precautions to avoid recontamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.
  10. The above mentioned product was packed in new packaging material.
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