STC Number - 180

Chinese Taipei requirements for heat treatment for meat and bone meal in poultry

Maintained by: Chinese Taipei
Raised by: United States of America
Supported by:
First date raised: October 2003 G/SPS/R/31 paras. 17-18
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: Raised orally
Products covered: 2301 Flours, meals and pellets, of meat or meat offal, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, unfit for human consumption; greaves.; 2309 Preparations of a kind used in animal feeding.
Primary subject keyword: Animal Health
Keywords: Animal health; International Standards / Harmonization
Status: Resolved
Solution: Removal of heat treatment requirement
Date reported as resolved: 01/01/2005

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

In October 2003, the representative of the United States indicated that the heat treatment requirements of Chinese Taipei for dried pet food produced in areas affected by Exotic Newcastle Disease exceeded the relevant OIE guidelines and were not supported by scientific evidence. Chinese Taipei required that poultry ingredients containing bone meal or poultry meat from affected areas be processed at 133 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes at 3 bar pressure (maximum particle size 50 mm), compared to OIE guidelines for heat treatment so that the interior of the bone was heated to 60 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes. Chinese Taipei's heat treatment requirements also applied to poultry originating in disease-free areas.

The representative of Chinese Taipei stated that the regulation for pet food was under review and amendments had been proposed.

In January 2005, Chinese Taipei reported that the Quarantine Requirements for the Importation of Dog and Cat Food were amended on 1 April 2004. The United States confirmed that this matter was resolved. The requirements for heat treatment for meat and bone meal in poultry were deleted.