2004 Florida Statutes
Labels; requirements; penalty.
(1) Any commercial feed distributed in this state, except a customer-formula feed and feed distributed through an integrated poultry operation or by a cooperative to its members, shall be accompanied by a legible label bearing all information required by the federal Food and Drug Administration and the following information:
(a) An accurate statement of the net weight.
(b) The name and principal address of the registrant.
(c) The brand name and product name, if any, under which the commercial feed is distributed. The word "medicated" shall be incorporated as part of the brand or product name if the commercial feed contains a drug.
1. The department may require feeding directions and precautionary statements to be placed on the label for the safe and effective use of medicated and other feed as deemed necessary.
2. Labels on medicated feed shall include all of the following:
a. Any feeding directions prescribed by the department to ensure safe usage.
b. The stated purpose of the medication contained in the feed as stated in the claim statement.
c. The established name of each active drug ingredient.
d. The level of each drug used in the final mixture expressed in metric units as well as the required avoirdupois.
(d) The date of manufacture or expiration date of commercial feed sold at retail as the department may by rule require.
(e) The guaranteed analysis stated in terms that advise the consumer of the composition of the feed or feedstuff or support claims made in the labeling. In all cases, the elements or compounds listed in the analysis must be determinable by laboratory methods approved by the department.
1. The guaranteed analysis, listing the minimum percentage of crude protein, minimum percentage of crude fat, and maximum percentage of crude fiber and, when more than 10 percent mineral ingredients are present, the minimum or maximum percentages of mineral elements or compounds as provided by rule.
2. Vitamin ingredients, when guaranteed, shall be shown in amounts and terms provided by rule. For mineral feed, the list shall include the following: maximum or minimum percentages of calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), salt (NaCl), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), cobalt (Co), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn), potassium (K), selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), and fluorine (F) if ingredients used as sources of any of these constituents are declared. All mixtures that contain mineral or vitamin ingredients generally regarded as dietary factors essential for the normal nutrition of animals and that are sold or represented for the primary purpose of supplying these minerals or vitamins as additions to rations in which these same mineral or vitamin factors may be deficient shall be classified as mineral or vitamin supplements. Products sold solely as mineral or vitamin supplements and guaranteed as specified in this section need not show guarantees for protein, fat, and fiber.
3. Other nutritional substances or elements determinable by laboratory methods may be guaranteed by permission of, or shall be guaranteed at the request of, the department as may be provided by rule.
(f) The common or usual name of each ingredient used in the manufacture of the commercial feed; however, for all commercial feed except horse feed, the department by rule may permit the use of collective terms for a group of ingredients which perform a similar nutritional function.
(2) Customer-formula feed shall be accompanied by a label, invoice, delivery slip, or other shipping document, bearing all information required by the federal Food and Drug Administration and the following:
(a) The name and address of the manufacturer.
(b) The name and address of the customer ordering the feed.
(c) The date of delivery.
(d) The product name and net weight of each commercial feed and each other ingredient used in the mixture.
(e) Adequate directions and precautionary statements for the safe and effective use of all customer-formula feed that is medicated.
(3) Feed distributed by an integrated poultry operation or by a cooperative to its members shall be accompanied by a legible label bearing information required by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
(4) When a commercial feed is distributed in this state in bags or other containers, a label shall be placed on or affixed to each container; when a commercial feed is distributed in bulk, a label shall accompany delivery and be furnished to the customer at time of delivery.
(5) The amount of $100 shall be paid to the department as penalty for the distribution of any commercial feed that is not accompanied with the label required under this chapter. The proceeds from any such penalty payments shall be deposited by the department in the General Inspection Trust Fund.
History.--s. 5, ch. 29755, 1955; s. 4, ch. 61-440; s. 2, ch. 61-119; s. 4, ch. 69-62; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 2, ch. 75-140; s. 3, ch. 86-112; s. 1, ch. 87-81; s. 4, ch. 90-323; s. 2, ch. 91-178; s. 33, ch. 92-143; ss. 6, 7, ch. 93-90; ss. 4, 16, ch. 94-282; s. 28, ch. 2001-279.