In March 2007, 60 million cans and pouches of petfood made in the US were recalled by Mississauga, Canada-based Menu Foods as they were found to contain wheat gluten from China contaminated with melamine, according to a news report .
Though new rules came into force to avoid such instances, pet owners in Ottawa, Canada still wonder whether it is enough.
Today all petfood imports require import permits and according to the new rules petfood containing ingredients from US cattle needs to be inspected by the FDA . All Canadian petfood exporters must be inspected by CFIA and should comply with standards in the destination country.
By Lindsay Beaton
As work continues on creating a new nutrition label that focuses on simplifying information for consumers, challenges remain.
By Tang Yu