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15.18.01.00.htm 15.18.01.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 18 STATE CHEMIST Chapter 01 Definitions of Identity for Commercial Fertilizer Authority: Agriculture Article, §6-203, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.18.01.01.htm 15.18.01.01. 01 Scope.. These definitions of identity apply to any commercial fertilizer offered or sold in Maryland. They have been adopted giving due regard to commonly accepted definitions issued by the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, Inc. A commercial fertilizer which is represented to contain fertilizer material, such as provided in these regulations, may be held misbranded if it does not conform to these terms or identity standards.
15.18.01.02.htm 15.18.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. The following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Acid-forming fertilizer" means a fertilizer capable of increasing the residual acidity of soil.. 2) "Chelate" means the type of compound or chemical union in which a central metal (cation or anion) is joined to a chelating agent in the same molecule by two or more bonds. These linkages result in the formation of one or more heterocyclic rings in which the metal is part of the ring.
15.18.01.9999.htm 15.18.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 24, 1982 (9:10 Md. R. 1023).
15.18.02.00.htm 15.18.02.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 18 STATE CHEMIST Chapter 02 Registration and Labeling of Pesticides Repealed Administrative History Effective date: June 27, 1988 (15:13 Md. R. 1558)Chapter repealed effective August 2, 2004 (31:15 Md. R. 1186).
15.18.03.00.htm 15.18.03.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 18 STATE CHEMIST Chapter 03 Commercial Fertilizer and Soil Conditioner Authority: Agriculture Article, §6-203, Annotated Code of Maryland; Chs. 484 and 485, §8, Acts of 2011
15.18.03.01.htm 15.18.03.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Agricultural land" means land used for the production of crops or for raising livestock.. 2) "Brand" means the term, design, trademark, or other specific designation under which a commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner is distributed in the State.3) Commercial Fertilizer.. a) "Commercial fertilizer" means any substance containing a recognized plant nutrient used for its p
15.18.03.02.htm 15.18.03.02. 02 Registration.. A. Registration.. 1) Except as provided by this chapter, a person shall register with the Department each brand and grade of commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner before it is distributed in this State. A person who registers any product that is distributed as a combination product shall comply with the applicable regulatory requirements in this chapter for each product contained in the combination product. Examples of combination products regulated by the Sec
15.18.03.03.htm 15.18.03.03. 03 Label.. A. Commercial Fertilizer Label. Each brand and grade of commercial fertilizer, except a custom-mix fertilizer, distributed in the State shall be accompanied by a conspicuous and legible label, or by a printed statement if the fertilizer is distributed in bulk, having the following information:1) Net weight;. 2) Brand and grade under which the commercial fertilizer is distributed;. 3) Guaranteed analysis showing the minimum percentage of every plant nutrie
15.18.03.04.htm 15.18.03.04. 04 Proof of Claim.. A. The Department may require a registrant to prove any claim made about any fertilizer or soil conditioner.B. Any research supporting a claim by a registrant shall be done by a commonly recognized institution or organization approved by the Department.
15.18.03.05.htm 15.18.03.05. 05 Record-Keeping Requirements of Registrant.. A. A registrant shall keep complete records on the distribution of each lot of commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner, and shall make these records available to the Department upon request.B. A registrant shall keep records for 2 years after a commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner lot is distributed.C. A registrant's records shall have the following information:. 1) Source of the commercial fertilizer or soil con
15.18.03.06.htm 15.18.03.06. 06 Tonnage and Sales Information Reporting.. A. Statement Required.. 1) The registrant of each commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner shall submit to the Department:. a) A semiannual statement of the tonnage of each grade of commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner distributed in the State; andb) An inspection fee of 25 cents for each ton distributed, except a fertilizer or soil conditioner product distributed in a package of 10 pounds or less.2) This statement and ins
15.18.03.07.htm 15.18.03.07. 07 Inspection of Commercial Fertilizer or Soil Conditioner.. A. The Secretary may sample without charge any commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner to determine if it complies with the requirements of the Maryland Commercial Fertilizer Law, Agriculture Article, 6-201-6-221, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. A sample of not less than 1 pound of a commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner shall be taken by the Secretary from containers, as follows:
15.18.03.08.htm 15.18.03.08. 08 Nutrient Deficiency or Excess.. A. A fertilizer is deficient in, or contains an excess of, one or more of its guaranteed nutrients if it contains less than, or more than, the allowances established in §B of this regulation, and is subject to a penalty as provided in Regulation .09 of this chapter.B. Tolerance Table.. 1) A commercial fertilizer's primary nutrients are out of tolerance if the analysis of any fertilizer nutrient exceeds or falls below the guarantee by
15.18.03.09.htm 15.18.03.09. 09 Fertilizer Penalty Policy.. A. The penalties in B-D of this regulation apply to a manufacturer or registrant for any deficiency or excess of a nutrient that the manufacturer or registrant is required to or may guarantee.B. Primary Plant Nutrient.. 1) Violation. A manufacturer or registrant violates this chapter by distributing any commercial fertilizer that does not fall within the range of tolerances for a primary plant nutrient provided by the Tolerance Table in Regu
15.18.03.10.htm 15.18.03.10. 10 Stop-Sale Order.. A. Stop-Sale Order.. 1) A written stop-sale order may be issued by the Secretary for any commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner lot that the Secretary finds is in violation of the Maryland Commercial Fertilizer Law, Agriculture Article, 6-201-6-221, Annotated Code of Maryland, or this chapter, or has been found by federal or State authorities to cause unreasonable adverse effects to humans, animals, plants, or the environment.2) A commercial fertilize
15.18.03.11.htm 15.18.03.11. 11 Refusal or Revocation of Registration.. A. The Secretary may refuse to register or may revoke any registration for a commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner that does not comply with the requirements of this chapter or with the requirements of the Maryland Commercial Fertilizer Law, Agriculture Article, 6-201-6-221, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. A person whose registration is refused or revoked, or who is subject to any penalty provided by this chapter, shall be giv
15.18.03.9999.htm 15.18.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 1, 1994 (21:15 Md. R. 1307). Regulation .06D adopted effective July 21, 2014 (41:14 Md. R. 799).
15.18.04.00.htm 15.18.04.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 18 STATE CHEMIST Chapter 04 Compost Authority: Agriculture Article, Title 6, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.18.04.01.htm 15.18.04.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Agricultural land" means land cultivated for the production of crops or used for raising livestock.2) "Agricultural operation" means any farming operation devoted to the production for sale of crops or animals, including, but not limited to, fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry and dairy products, nuts, tobacco, aquaculture, nursery and floral produc3) "Brand" means the term
15.18.04.02.htm 15.18.04.02. 02 Registration of Compost.. A. Registration.. 1) Except as provided by this regulation, a person shall register with the Department each brand or classification of compost before the compost is sold or distributed within the State.2) A person applying for registration shall submit the following information to the Department:. a) A completed registration application form provided by the Department;. b) A copy of the product label and any other labeling describing the product; and.
15.18.04.03.htm 15.18.04.03. 03 Operator Certification Requirement.. A. Each composting facility regulated by this chapter shall operate under the supervision of a certified operator.B. Certification. A person shall apply for certification as a composting facility operator by:. 1) Applying to the Department on a departmental form; and. 2) Demonstrating proof of practical and scientific knowledge of composting by passing a written examination given by the Department.
15.18.04.04.htm 15.18.04.04. 04 Composting Facility Operator Requirements.. A. A composting facility certified operator is responsible for complying with the requirements of this regulation when operating a composting facility.B. For a composting facility receiving only agricultural or yard waste the following is required:. 1) Stabilized compost, or any compost product to be distributed from the facility, shall be tested by the operator each quarter, or once every 20,000 tons of compost, whicheve
15.18.04.05.htm 15.18.04.05. 05 Compost Classification.. A. A compost product is classified as a General Use, Limited Use, or Restricted Use compost as shown in §B―D of this regulation.B. General Use Compost.. 1) General Use compost may not exceed the following specifications:. Parameter. Parameter Limit All limits apply to product leaving composting facility.. a) pH (range). 6.0―8.0. b) Heavy metals (maximum). i) Arsenic. 41 mg/kg dry wt.. ii) Cadmium. d) Man-made inerts (maximum) 4mm, <13mm.
15.18.04.06.htm 15.18.04.06. 06 Compost Labeling.. A. A person who manufactures or distributes a package or container of compost subject to this chapter is responsible for labeling the package or container with the following information:1) Net weight or volume;. 2) Brand under which the compost is distributed;. 3) Classification of compost;. 4) Manufacturer's name and complete address; and. 5) Origin.. B. A person who manufactures or distributes for bulk sale any compost subject to this chapter shall
15.18.04.07.htm 15.18.04.07. 07 Compost Tonnage Reporting.. A. Tonnage Reporting Statement.. 1) The registrant of each compost product shall submit to the Department:. a) A semiannual written statement of the tonnage for each brand or classification of compost distributed in this State; andb) An inspection fee of 25 cents for each ton distributed.. 2) This statement and inspection fee shall include each sale for the periods of January 1 through June 30 and July 1 through December 31 of each year.
15.18.04.08.htm 15.18.04.08. 08 Record-Keeping Requirements.. A. A registrant or facility operator who distributes compost shall maintain complete records for 2 years for each lot of compost distributed.B. Records shall have the following information:. 1) Source, type, and quantity of compostable received;. 2) Quantity and type of waste or compostable processed into compost;. 3) Quantity and classification of compost produced, by product classification;.
15.18.04.09.htm 15.18.04.09. 09 Inspection Procedures.. A. The Department or a designee may examine records, and may inspect and sample without charge any compost or compost product of any producer or distributor to determine if the records or compost complies with the requirements of this chapter.B. A sample or lot found by the Department not to be in conformity with the regulations in this chapter or with the Maryland Commercial Fertilizer Law shall be subject to a penalty or a stop-sale orde
15.18.04.10.htm 15.18.04.10. 10 Refusal or Cancellation of Registration.. The Secretary may refuse to register or may revoke any registration for a brand or classification of compost, or the certificate of a person, that does not comply with the requirements of this chapter or with the requirements of the Maryland Commercial Fertilizer Law.
15.18.04.11.htm 15.18.04.11. 11 Table 1. Compost Quality Parameters.. Parameter. Unit. A. pH. Standard units. B. Regulated trace metals or inorganic pollutants:. 1) Arsenic (As). mg/kg dry wt.. 2) Cadmium (Cd). 3) Chromium (Cr). 4) Copper (Cu). 5) Lead (Pb). 6) Mercury (Hg). 7) Molybdenum (Mo). 8) Nickel (Ni). 9) Selenium (Se). 10) Zinc (Zn). C. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). D. Man-made inerts >4mm, 13mm. percent dry wt.. E. Film plastic >4mm.
15.18.04.12.htm 15.18.04.12. 12 Table 2. Compost Cumulative Loading Limits (Maximum). Regulated Heavy Metal. Cumulative Loadinga,b. A. Arsenic. 37 lbs/acre. B. Cadmium. 35 lbs/acre. C. Chromium. 2,680 lbs/acres. D. Copper. 1,340 lbs/acre. E. Lead. 270 lbs/acre. F. Mercury. 15 lbs/acre. G. Molybdenum. 16 lbs/acre. H. Nickel. 375 lbs/acre. I. Selenium. 90 lbs/acre. J. Zinc. 2,500 lbs/acre. a) This is the maximum sum of all prior loadings to the soil.. b) Compost shall have a pH greater than or equal to 5.5..
15.18.04.9999.htm 15.18.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 13, 1995 (22:3 Md. R. 155). Regulation .02A amended effective January 21, 2013 (40:1 Md. R. 22).
15.18.05.00.htm 15.18.05.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 18 STATE CHEMIST Chapter 05 Commercial Feed Authority: Agriculture Article, §6-107.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.18.05.01.htm 15.18.05.01. 01 Scope of Regulations.. This chapter governs the distribution of contract feed for chickens to a contract feeder..
15.18.05.02.htm 15.18.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Additive" means any substance that is a component of, or that is included in, a contract feed for the specific purpose of reducing the quantity of phosphorus in chicken waste.2) "Commercial feed" means a material which is distributed for use as feed, or for mixing in feed for chickens, except:
15.18.05.03.htm 15.18.05.03. 03 Contract Feed Requirements.. A. A person who distributes contract feed shall add to the feed phytase, other enzyme, or additive that reduces the level of phosphorus in poultry waste.B. Notification to Department.. 1) By January 1 of each year, a person distributing to a contract feeder a contract feed shall provide the Department with the following information for that calendar year:a) Name of company or firm distributing a contract feed;.
15.18.05.04.htm 15.18.05.04. 04 Penalty.. A person who violates the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to the penalties and fines provided in Agriculture Article, §12-101 and 12-102, Annotated Code of Maryland.
15.18.05.9999.htm 15.18.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 13, 2002 (29:9 Md. R. 746).
15.18.06.00.htm 15.18.06.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 18 STATE CHEMIST Chapter 06 Assessment on Commercial Equine Feed Authority: Agriculture Article, §6-107.2, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.18.06.01.htm 15.18.06.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the assessment on commercial equine feed and to describe the procedures for its collection and possible refund to a retail purchaser. This 5-year program is intended to benefit Maryland's equine industry.
15.18.06.02.htm 15.18.06.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Commercial equine feed" or "feed" means feed that is labeled or intended for an equine, but does not include unprocessed feed such as hay, oats, corn, or any feed that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Maryland Commercial Feed Law, Agriculture Article, §6-107, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Equine" means a horse, mule, donkey, or pony..
15.18.06.03.htm 15.18.06.03. 03 Assessment.. There is an assessment of $2 per ton on commercial equine feed sold in the State..
15.18.06.04.htm 15.18.06.04. 04 Liability for Payment.. A. Subject to the requirements of this chapter, a registrant shall pay the correct amount of the assessment to the Secretary.B. Quarterly Payment Requirements. A registrant shall pay the correct amount of the assessment for commercial equine feed sold in the State to the Secretary once each quarter as follows:1) For feed sold January 1 through March 31, the assessment shall be received by the Secretary by April 30;2) For feed sold April 1
15.18.06.05.htm 15.18.06.05. 05 Records.. A person who is subject to the requirements of this chapter shall keep for 4 years all records in connection with the sale of commercial equine feed in the State. The records shall be made available to the Secretary upon request.
15.18.06.06.htm 15.18.06.06. 06 Reimbursement.. A. Retail Purchaser. Subject to the requirements of this regulation, a person who purchases commercial equine feed at a retail location in this State may request reimbursement from the Secretary for the amount of any assessment paid on the feed.B. Reimbursement Form. A person who requests reimbursement shall provide the Secretary with an original sales receipt for the feed and a completed form adopted by the Secretary.C. Request Period. A pers
15.18.06.07.htm 15.18.06.07. 07 Retail Store Sign Requirement.. A. Posting at Point of Sale. A person who sells commercial equine feed at any retail location shall post in a noticeable place at the point of sale an appropriate sign, adopted by the Secretary, that informs the feed purchaser of the possibility of reimbursement.B. Sign Availability. Upon request, the Secretary shall provide a sign to any person who sells commercial equine feed.
15.18.06.08.htm 15.18.06.08. 08 Assessment Use.. Any assessment collected by the Secretary shall be paid into the Maryland Horse Industry Fund, as provided in Agriculture Article, §2-708.2, Annotated Code of Maryland, to be used only for education, research, and promotional materials and activities intended to benefit the Maryland equine industry.
15.18.06.09.htm 15.18.06.09. 09 Enforcement.. The Secretary may take appropriate action to enforce the requirements of this chapter, as provided in Agriculture Article, §2-104, Annotated Code of Maryland.
15.18.06.9999.htm 15.18.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―09 adopted as an emergency provision effective October 28, 2002 (29:23 Md. R. 1808) adopted permanently effective February 17, 2003 (30:3 Md. R. 181)
15.18.07.00.htm 15.18.07.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 18 STATE CHEMIST Chapter 07 Administrative Penalty Standards Authority: Agriculture Article, §5-107.1 and 6-401, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.18.07.01.htm 15.18.07.01. 01 Purpose and Scope.. This chapter establishes standards that determine the administrative penalty for any person who violates and is required to be registered under the Maryland Pesticide Registration and Labeling Law (Agriculture Article, Title 5, Subtitle 1, Annotated Code of Maryland) the Maryland Commercial Feed Law (Agriculture Article, Title 6, Subtitle 1, Annotated Code of Maryland) the Maryland Commercial Fertilizer Law (Agriculture Article, Title 6, Subtitle
15.18.07.02.htm 15.18.07.02. 02 Penalty Instead of Refusing or Canceling a Registration.. After notice and an opportunity for a hearing, the Secretary may impose a penalty on any person subject to the Secretary's regulatory authority, instead of refusing or canceling a registration.
15.18.07.03.htm 15.18.07.03. 03 Violations.. The Secretary may impose a penalty on any person who:. A. Violates any of the regulatory requirements of the Maryland Pesticide Registration and Labeling Law under Agriculture Article, Title 5, Subtitle 1, Annotated Code of Maryland;B. Violates any of the regulatory requirements of the Maryland Commercial Feed Law under Agriculture Article, Title 6, Subtitle 1, Annotated Code of Maryland;C. Violates any of the regulatory requirements of the Maryland Commercial F
15.18.07.04.htm 15.18.07.04. 04 Classifications of Violations for the Purpose of Determining Penalties.. A. For a violation of Regulation .03 of this chapter, a penalty may be imposed by the Secretary, considering the nature and gravity of each violation as determined by §B of this regulation, consistent with the following standards:1) For the first violation, a penalty of not less than $100 or more than $500;. 2) For the second violation a penalty of not less than $500 or more than $1,500;.
15.18.07.05.htm 15.18.07.05. 05 Appeal.. A person may appeal the Secretary's decision to impose a penalty as provided in Agriculture Article, §2-405, Annotated Code of Maryland. A person shall be notified of this right to appeal.
15.18.07.06.htm 15.18.07.06. 06 Penalty Payment.. Unless a person appeals, the amount of a penalty shall be paid to the Secretary within 30 days of the violation notice.
15.18.07.9999.htm 15.18.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 27, 2006 (33:4 Md. R. 354).
15.18.08.00.htm 15.18.08.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 18 STATE CHEMIST Chapter 08 Record-Keeping Requirements for Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer Authority: Agriculture Article, §6-209.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.18.08.01.htm 15.18.08.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter establishes record-keeping requirements for a person who sells or distributes ammonium nitrate fertilizer.
15.18.08.02.htm 15.18.08.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Ammonium nitrate fertilizer" means a fertilizer that is chiefly the ammonium salt of nitric acid that contains not less than 33 percent nitrogen, 1/2 of which is in the ammonium form and 1/2 of which in the nitrate form.2) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary's designee..
15.18.08.03.htm 15.18.08.03. 03 Record-Keeping Requirements.. A. A person who sells or distributes ammonium nitrate fertilizer shall maintain for at least 2 years, at a business location, a record for each sale or distribution, with the following information:1) The date of sale or distribution;. 2) The name and address of the buyer and recipient;. 3) A photocopy of the buyer or recipient's state issued driver license, or a copy of the buyer or recipient's picture identification card; and
15.18.08.04.htm 15.18.08.04. 04 Penalty.. A person who violates this chapter is subject to an administrative penalty provided in Agriculture Article, §6-401, Annotated Code of Maryland.
15.18.08.9999.htm 15.18.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 10, 2006 (33:7 Md. R. 675).
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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