China's State Council recently released the revised draft of the Administrative Rules of Feed and Feed Additives to address the issue of melamine contamination in petfood in the country.
However, the legislation explicitly aims to restrict the direct sale of imported petfood and feed additives by foreign enterprises and individuals. This, and other restrictions included in the draft on foreign suppliers, has more to do with protecting state-owned enterprises than enhancing petfood safety, according to China Research Intelligence .
While cat trends continue, the pandemic has added to overall slow-growth treatment of the cat food market.
Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.