Labeling requirements for commercial feed
- • exemptions
- • rules
(1) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, commercial feed must have a label bearing the following information:
(a) The product name and the brand name, if any, under which the feed is distributed.
(b) The guaranteed analysis stated in such terms as the State Department of Agriculture, by rule, determines are required to advise the user of the composition of the feed or to support claims made in the labeling. The substances or elements of the feed must be determinable by laboratory methods approved by department rule. In approving laboratory methods, the department may consider methods listed in publications of AOAC International, formerly the Association of Official Analytical Chemists.
(c) The common or usual name of each ingredient used in the manufacture of the feed. The department, by rule, may permit the use of a collective term for a group of ingredients that perform a similar function. The department, by rule, may exempt a commercial feed or any group of feeds from the ingredient statement requirement if the department determines that a statement is not required to protect the interests of consumers.
(d) Adequate directions for use if the feed contains drugs or if the department, by rule, determines that directions are necessary for safe and effective use.
(e) Precautionary statements that the department, by rule, determines to be necessary for safe and effective use of the feed.
(f) The name and principal mailing address of the manufacturer or the distributor.
(g) A quantity statement.
(2) A person that distributes commercial feed in bags or other containers shall ensure that the label required by this section is placed on or affixed to the container. If the feed is distributed in bulk, the distributor shall ensure that the label accompanies the delivery and is furnished to the purchaser upon delivery.
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) of this section do not apply to:
(a) Custom mixed feed.
(b) Wild bird feed consisting of unmixed seeds.
(c) A commercial feed that does not contain a drug and is distributed by filling, in the presence of the purchaser, from retail bins or other retail bulk display containers that are labeled as required under this section. [2001 c.137 §2; 2007 c.282 §3]
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