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Feed Labeling Requirements

Commercial Feed Label Requirements:

  • Brand Name
  • Product Name
  • Purpose Statement
  • Active Ingredient (required for medicated feed)
  • Drug Guarantee (required for medicated feed)
  • Bluebird Label Info (for medicated feed only)
  • Guaranteed Analysis
  • Ingredient Statement
  • Use Directions
  • Precautionary Statement (if required)
  • Responsible Party’s Name and Address
  • Quantity Statement
  • Livestock Label Example

Customer Formula Feeds must be accompanied by a label, invoice, delivery slip or other shipping document containing: 

  • Name and address of the manufacturer or guarantor;
  • Name and address of the purchaser;
  • The date of delivery;
  • The specific agreed to composition of the feed or a list of the ingredients, but not necessarily the percentage of each ingredient;
  • Adequate directions for use for all customer formula feeds containing drugs;
  • Precautionary statements that the department by rule determines are necessary for safe and effective use of the feeds;
  • In cases when a drug-containing product is used in a customer formula feed:
    • The purpose of the drug in the form of a claim statement; and
    • The established name of each active drug ingredient and the level of each drug used in the final mixture, expressed in accordance with the Association of American Feed Control Officials Model Feed Regulations, as published in that organizations Official Publication and adopted by department rule.

Animal Feed Labeling Guide written by the Association of American Feed Control Officials

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