Cancer-causing toxin found in Hong Kong pet food sparks alarm

This was an alarming piece of news I stumbled across in my 6 months away. Its a few months old now, but I think its still worth the attention.


“A cancer-causing toxin has been found in seven types of pet food sold in Hong Kong.

The Consumer Council said its findings would cause concern among Hong Kong’s 286,300 pet-keeping households about the lack of laws regulating animal-food safety.

The council’s recent tests on 39 dry pet products – 20 dog foods and 19 cat foods – showed the amounts of aflatoxin B1 found in four dog foods and three cat foods ranged from one to two micrograms per kilogram. They include Purina One Smart Blend chicken and rice formula adult premium dog food, and Kitekat tuna flavour for adult cats.”






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