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Japan - Pet food, chews, and treats (animal-origin)

*ALERT Regarding “Animal-Origin” References as Related to Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Acids *   Special Requirements for Japan - August 2020 (81kb)

General summary -  March 2020 (pdf 287kb)

Extruded or retort processed pet food/chews/treats - May 2017 (pdf 17kb)

Chews and treats made from only (1) “External” Tissues of Pigs/Equines/Bovines/Caprines/Ovines such as Hide, Ears, Snouts, and Hooves [but not pizzles which Japan does not consider to be "external"] or (2) Bones of Pigs/Equines (Not including extruded or retort processed products, but may also include fish, dairy, and/or egg-origin coatings) - August 2017 (pdf 19kb)

Fish-origin pet foods and treats that are NOT extruded nor retort processed, and contain no other animal-origin ingredients other than FISH - May 2021 (pdf 98kb)

Pet foods, treats, and supplements (that are not extruded or retort processed) containing no animal origin ingredients other than gelatin, vitamin D3, dicalcium phosphate, milk products, and/or animal fat (other than bovine fat) - Please go back to the previous page and select:  Feeds and supplements (for animals other than horses) containing no animal origin ingredients other than gelatin, vitamin D3, dicalcium phosphate, milk products, and/or animal fat (other than bovine fat).

Porcine-origin pet food and treats that are NOT extruded or retort processed, and contain no other animal-origin ingredients other than fish and/or dairy and/or powdered egg - and are not: Chews or treats made from only (1) “External” Tissues of Pigs such as Hide, Ears, Snouts, and Hooves or (2) Bones of Pigs

Poultry-origin pet food and treats that are NOT extruded or retort processed, and that do contain poultry and no other animal-origin ingredients except possibly fish and/or dairy and/or powdered egg

Poultry-and porcine origin (contains both poultry and porcine ingredients) pet food and treats that are NOT extruded or retort processed, and that do contain poultry and no other animal-origin ingredients other than fish and/or dairy and/or powdered egg [excludes Pet Treats and Chews Made from only (1) “External” Tissues of Pigs/Equines/Bovines/Caprines/Ovines such as Hide, Ears, Snouts, and Hooves or (2) Bones of Pigs/Equines]




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