After examining 22,700 batches of animal feed in China, only 2.39 percent
were found with excessive melamine content, the National Feed Office, under the
Ministry of Agriculture, said on Saturday.
China began investigating melamine in feed in early 2007 and banned its use
in June 2007, after wheat gluten for pet food exported to the US was found with
excessive melamine content. However, the country increased its efforts to deal
with the problem after milk and eggs, which had been tainted with melamine, were
found in the market in September.
The National Feed Office is
working on amending the 1999 regulation on the management of feed and feed
additives. Hopefully, the new version of the regulation will be released in
January 2009. China will also strengthen the market threshold for feed and its
additive producers, and improve the risk analysis and safety evaluation
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