Analytical Chemistry

Law for Ensuring the Safety of Pet Food took effect on June 1st, 2009 in Japan

Standards for Pet Food Analysis

Wako Catalog No.041-31061(100mg)

Outline of the Law

Law for Ensuring the Safety of Pet Food (Low No. 83 of 2008) came in effect in Japan in order to secure the safety of pet food.

Establishment of standards on manufacturing pet food and specifications on ingredients, and Prohibition of manufacturing for pet food not to be compatible with the standards or specifications.

Prohibition on the manufacture; Order for destruction of pet food containing harmful substances

Notification by manufacturers and Keeping of books

Standard Value tested

Category Constituents in pet foods Standard Value
Mycotoxin Aflatoxin B1 0.02 ppm
Pesticides Chlorpyrifos-methyl 10 ppm
Pirimifos-methyl 2 ppm
Malathion 10 ppm
Methamidophos 0.2 ppm
Glyphosate 15 ppm
Addivites Ethoxyquin

150 ppm as a total.
Ethoxyquin in the pet foods
for dogs: max. 75 ppm.

Butylated hydroxyanisole(BHA)
Butylated hydroxytoluene(BHT)

For calculating contents, the moisture content should be set to 10%.

Product List Wako can supply

Product Name Grade Pkg. Size (Wako Cat. No.) Note
Aflatoxin B1 for Mycotoxin Analysis 5 mL (#013-21091) Available in Japan, only
Chlorpyrifosmethyl Standard for Pesticide Residue Analysis 200 mg (#031-09673)  
Pirimiphos-methyl Standard for Pesticide Residue Analysis 200 mg (#165-13711)  
Malathon Reference Material Traceable Reference Material 100 mg (#134-15961)  
Methamidophos Standard for Pesticide Residue Analysis 200 mg (#139-11631) Available in Japan, only
Glyphosate Standard for Pesticide Residue Analysis 200 mg (#071-03371)  
Ethoxyquin P-388N 10 mg (#552-78081) Available in Japan, only
Butylhydroxyanisole Standard
(mixture of isomers)
for HPLC 200 mg (#020-15311)  
Dibutylhydroxytoluene Standard for HPLC 200 mg (#047-29451)