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15.18.09.00.htm 15.18.09.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 18 STATE CHEMIST Chapter 09 Pet Food and Specialty Pet Food Authority: Agriculture Article, §6-101 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland
15.18.09.01.htm 15.18.09.01. 01 Scope and Purpose.. This chapter establishes the requirements for registering pet food and specialty pet food prior to distribution in Maryland.
15.18.09.02.htm 15.18.09.02. 02 Incorporation by Reference.. The technical standards provided in this chapter are found in the 2016 official publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) under AAFCO Dog and Cat Food Nutrient Profiles, pp. 150―175, Procedures for Establishing Pet Food Product Families, p. 191, and AAFCO Dog and Cat Food Feeding Protocols, pp. 176―190, which are incorporated by reference.
15.18.09.03.htm 15.18.09.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “AAFCO” means the Association of American Feed Control Officials.. 2) “All life stages” means gestation/lactation, growth and adult maintenance life stages.. 3) “Family” means a group of products that are nutritionally adequate for any or all life stages based on nutritional similarity to a lead product, which has been successfully test-fed according to an
15.18.09.04.htm 15.18.09.04. 04 Label Format for Pet Food and Specialty Pet Food.. A. General Requirements. In addition to other requirements for commercial feed provided by law, the requirements of this regulation shall apply also to pet food and specialty pet food.B. Pet Food Labeling. A pet food and specialty pet food shall be labeled with the following information:1) The product name and brand name if any, on the principal display panel as specified Agriculture Article, §6-109(a)2) Subti
15.18.09.05.htm 15.18.09.05. 05 Brand and Product Names.. A. General Requirements. In addition to the requirements for commercial feed provided by law, the following requirements of the regulation apply also to pet food and specialty pet food.B. Designation of “100% or “All” The designation “100% or “All” or words of similar connotation shall not be used in the brand name or product name of a pet food or specialty pet food if the product contains more than one ingredient, provided, for th
15.18.09.06.htm 15.18.09.06. 06 Expressions of Guarantees.. A. General Requirements. In addition to the requirements for commercial feed provided by law, the following requirements of these regulations shall also apply to pet food and specialty pet food.B. Guaranteed Analysis Requirement.. 1) The “Guaranteed Analysis” on a pet food or specialty pet food label shall be listed in the following order and format unless otherwise specified in these regulations:a) Minimum percentage of crude protein;.
15.18.09.07.htm 15.18.09.07. 07 Ingredients.. A. General Requirements. In addition to the requirements for commercial feed provided by law, the following requirements of these regulations shall also apply to pet food and specialty pet food.B. Ingredient Statement Requirement. Each ingredient of a pet food or specialty pet food shall be listed in the ingredient statement as follows:1) The names of all ingredients in the ingredient statement shall be shown in letters or type of the2) The ingredients shall
15.18.09.08.htm 15.18.09.08. 08 Pet Food Additives.. A. General Requirements. In addition to the requirements for commercial feed provided by law, the following requirements of these regulations shall also apply to pet food and specialty pet food.B. Artificial Color. An artificial color may be used in a pet food or specialty pet food if it has been shown to be harmless to pets or specialty pets. The permanent or provisional listing of an artificial color listed in CFR, Title 21, as safe for u
15.18.09.09.htm 15.18.09.09. 09 Nutritional Adequacy.. A. General Requirements. In addition to the requirements for commercial feed provided by law, the following requirements of these regulations shall also apply to pet food and specialty pet food.B. Nutritional Claim. The label of a pet food or specialty pet food that is intended for all life stages of the pet or specialty pet may include an unqualified claim, directly or indirectly, such as “complete and balanced” “perfect” “scientific” or “
15.18.09.10.htm 15.18.09.10. 10 Feeding Directions.. A. Dog or Cat Food Snacks or Treats. Dog or cat food, including snacks or treats, labeled as complete and balanced for any or all life stages, as provided in Regulation .09D(1) of this chapter except those pet foods labeled in accordance with Regulation .09E of this chapter shall list feeding directions on the product label. These directions shall be consistent with the intended use or uses indicated in the nutritional adequacy statement, unless
15.18.09.11.htm 15.18.09.11. 11 Statements of Calorie Content.. A. Dog and Cat Labels. The label of a dog or cat food shall bear a statement of calorie content and meet all of the following:1) The statement shall be separate and distinct from the “Guaranteed Analysis” and appear under the heading “Calorie Content”2) The statement shall be measured in terms of metabolizable energy (ME) on an “as fed” basis and shall be expressed as “kilocalories per kilogram” (kcal/kg) of product, and may also be expressed as k
15.18.09.12.htm 15.18.09.12. 12 Descriptive Terms.. A. Calorie Terms.. 1) A dog food product that bears on its label the terms “light” “lite” “low calorie” or words of similar designation shall:a) Contain no more than 3,100 kcal ME/kg for products containing less than 20 percent moisture, no more than 2,500 kcal ME/kg for products containing 20 percent or more but less than 65 percent moisture, and no more than 900 kcal ME/kg for products containing 65 percent or more moisture;
15.18.09.13.htm 15.18.09.13. 13 Raw Milk.. Raw milk may not be registered for use as pet food for any species when it is packaged in containers that resemble containers intended for milk for human consumption, or it is stored at retail with, or in the vicinity of, milk or milk products intended for human consumption.
15.18.09.14.htm 15.18.09.14. 14 Manufacturer or Distributor ― Name and Address.. The label of a pet food or specialty pet food shall specify the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor. The statement of the place of business should include the street address, city, state and zip code. If a person manufactures or distributes a pet food or specialty pet food in a place other than the principal place of business, the label may state the principal place of business in lieu of the actual place
15.18.09.15.htm 15.18.09.15. 15 Records and Reports.. Any manufacturer or distributor of pet food and specialty pet food shall maintain and furnish upon request by the Secretary or his authorized representative, such records and reports as the Secretary deems necessary to indicate the accuracy of any registration of a pet food or specialty pet food, and any other records and reports required by the commercial feed law.
15.18.09.9999.htm 15.18.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 10, 2017 (44:7 Md. R. 357).
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