Feed, Commercial Registration
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Sec. 22-118l. Manufacture and distribution of feed regulated. (a) No person shall manufacture a commercial feed in this state unless he has filed with the Commissioner of Agriculture on forms provided by the commissioner, his name, place of business and location of each manufacturing facility in this state.
(b) No person shall distribute in this state a commercial feed, except a customer-formula feed, which has not been registered pursuant to the provisions of this section. The application for registration shall be submitted in the manner prescribed by the commissioner. Upon approval by the commissioner the registration shall be issued to the applicant. All registrations shall expire on the thirty-first day of December of each year. A distributor shall not be required to register any commercial feed which is already registered under this chapter by another person.
(c) The commissioner may refuse registration of any commercial feed not in compliance with the provisions of sections 22-118k to 22-118v, inclusive, and cancel any registration subsequently found not to be in compliance with any provision of said sections provided no registration shall be refused or canceled unless the registrant is given an opportunity to be heard before the commissioner and to amend his application in order to comply with the requirements of sections 22-118k to 22-118v, inclusive.
(P.A. 98-69, S. 2, 14; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(e); P.A. 04-189, S. 1.)
Sec. 22-118m. Labeling of commercial feed. (a) A commercial feed shall be labeled as provided in this section.
(b) In case of a commercial feed, except a customer-formula feed, the feed shall be accompanied by a label bearing the following information: (1) The quantity statement; (2) the product name and the brand name, if any, under which the commercial feed is distributed; (3) the guaranteed analysis stated in such terms as the Commissioner of Agriculture, by regulation adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, determines is required to advise the user of the composition of the feed or to support claims made in the labeling. In all cases the substances or elements shall be determinable by laboratory methods such as the methods published by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists International; (4) the common or usual name of each ingredient used in the manufacture of the commercial feed provided the commissioner, by regulation adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, may permit the use of a collective term for a group of ingredients which perform a similar function, or he may exempt such commercial feeds, or any group thereof, from the requirement of an ingredient statement if he finds that such statement is not required in the interest of consumers; (5) the name and principal mailing address of the manufacturer or the person responsible for distributing the commercial feed; (6) adequate directions for use for all commercial feeds containing drugs and for such other feeds as the commissioner may require by regulation as necessary for their safe and effective use; and (7) such precautionary statements as the commissioner by regulation determines are necessary for the safe and effective use of the commercial feed.
(c) In the case of a customer-formula feed, the feed shall be accompanied by a label, invoice, delivery slip or other shipping document bearing the following information: (1) The name and address of the manufacturer; (2) the name and address of the purchaser; (3) the date of delivery; (4) the product name and quantity statement of each commercial feed and each other ingredient used in the mixture; (5) adequate directions for use for all customer-formula feeds containing drugs and for such other feeds as the commissioner may require by regulation as necessary for their safe and effective use; (6) the directions for use and precautionary statements as required by regulation; (7) if the feed contains a drug, (A) the purpose of the drug or the claim statement, and (B) the established name of each active drug ingredient and the amount of each drug used in the final mixture expressed in accordance with applicable regulations.
(P.A. 98-69, S. 3, 14; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(e); P.A. 04-189, S. 1.)
For further information, please contact:
Wayne Nelson, Agricultural Commodities Program Director
Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Inspection & Regulation
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 702
Hartford, CT 06103
phone ~ (860) 713-2513
fax ~ (860) 713-2515
email ~ Wayne.Nelson@ct.gov