Sanitary Requirements for Export of Pet Food to Israel
HA 2782 (Amended 2016-01-08)

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  1. The above-described pet foodFootnote 1:
    • was manufactured in Canada.


    • was manufactured and packaged in the USA.


    • meets the requirements for importation into Israel and may be freely sold for companion animal feeding in the country of origin and in Canada.
  2. The above-described pet food:
    • was produced in an establishment which is under the supervision of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency


    • was legally imported from the USA.
  3. No cases of foot and mouth disease, swine vesicular disease, rinderpest, and African swine fever have been diagnosed within a radius of 30 kilometres from the processing plant during the last 6 months prior to shipment.
  4. In the case of canned pet food or retorted pouches, the product has been:
    1. Heat treated in hermetically sealed containers to a minimum F0 value of 3.0; and
    2. Manufactured and packaged complying with good manufacturing practice, sufficient to render it commercially sterile and free from pathogenic microorganisms.
  5. In the case of dry pet food and semi-moist pet food;
    1. The processed pet food or the ingredients of animal origin have been subjected to a heat treatment of at least 90°C throughout their substances,
    2. The product has been manufactured and packaged following good manufacturing practice, sufficient to render it microbiologically stable,
    3. The product was analyzed by a random sampling of at least five samples from each processed batch taken during or after storage at the processing plant and complies with the following standardsFootnote 2:

      Salmonella: Absence in 25g: n=5, c=0, m=0, M=0
      Enterobacteriaceae: n=5, c=2, m= 10, M = 300 in 1g

  6. The finished product does not contain and is not contaminated with commodities that should not be traded as defined in the B.S.E. chapter of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.Footnote 3 Ruminant meat and/or meat and bone meal legally imported into Canada from OIE negligible risk countries are permitted as ingredients in companion animal feed
  7. The finished product was stored in enclosed storage and has undergone all precautions to prevent contamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.
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