Purina is to ban dog meat in Europe.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said it will issue a nationwide ban on dog meat from April 25.EU rules ban dogmeat from EU-member countries but not from UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland, and purina says it can comply with the EU’s directive by removing the meat from its dogmeat products.
We are committed to working with our European partners to ensure that dog products are available in a safe, wholesome and sustainable way, and we are confident that we will comply with this directive.””
The EU has banned the sale of dog meat for human consumption since 2009 and we will continue to make this clear to our customers.”
We are committed to working with our European partners to ensure that dog products are available in a safe, wholesome and sustainable way, and we are confident that we will comply with this directive.
“The ban will take effect on April 25, which is the same day as the first UK ban on Purina products.”
Purina’s product is not a veterinary feed and we do not manufacture dogmeat for human food consumption.
“However, the decision to remove dogmeat product from our dog food is an ongoing process and we have to make sure that the right decisions are taken in order to protect public health and welfare.”
A spokesperson for the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) said: ‘There are no plans for any further Purina food to be sold in the UK.
‘We are working closely with Purina and its partners to assess their current supply and future plans.’
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Government said: ”The Scottish Government does not have any plans to change the availability of Purina Dog Food.”’
There are some Purina Foods that are still available in Scotland, but we are not currently in the market for them.”
The Scottish government has been monitoring the situation closely and is taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our citizens.’
The government does not make public regulatory decisions and is committed to protecting public health.’
The Scottish Animal Aid group said it was also working with the FSA and Purina to ensure dog meat remains available in the country.
A spokesperson said:”We have had no reports of dogmeat contamination in the Scottish supply chain.’
We are providing all the information that we can and will continue working closely to ensure we can provide a safe and quality product to the public.’