Chinese authorities have banned farminas pet food from the country, with the ban set to take effect from October 1.
The ban on Farminas Pet Food will be the first of its kind, with all products sold in China currently banned from the world’s largest pet food market.
“As of today, we will no longer sell Farmina Pet Food products in the country,” the company said in a statement on Monday.
It also added that it was working to ensure that the product is sold at a lower price.
“Farminas was a global brand with over 60 years of experience,” Farminaris said in its statement.
“We want to take a responsible and sensible approach to our brand, which has been around for over 80 years.
The new policy is to ensure our brand remains safe, reliable and available to consumers, as well as ensure that our products are not being misused by our customers.”
A similar ban on other pet food brands has been in place in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK for several years, but it was not until March that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had removed a ban on farmina from the US.
Farminasa has been available in the United States since the late 1990s, but the brand was banned in the EU in 2003.
According to Reuters, the FDA did not provide any further details about the new policy.
“The new policy was the result of multiple reviews and comments received by the FDA and is consistent with the Agency’s mission of ensuring food safety and preventing foodborne illnesses,” Farmineas statement said.
“In the U.S., Farminanas is not allowed in restaurants and pet shops.
In the EU, the company has been selling farminan as a pet food in the market since the mid-1990s.”
In its statement, Farminatas said that it is committed to ensuring that it “provides consumers with the highest quality, affordable and reliable pet food at competitive prices and with an open mind”.