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2-1002. Tagging or labeling; statements. Every lot, package, bag or parcel of commercial feeding stuffs sold, offered or exposed for sale or distributed within this state shall have printed or stenciled thereon or affixed thereto a tag or label, in a conspicuous place on the outside thereof, containing a legible and plainly printed statement in the English language clearly and truthfully stating: (a) (1) The net weight of the contents of the package, bag or parcel; (2) the name of the feeding stuffs; (3) the name and principal address of the manufacturer, or person responsible for placing the commodity on the market; (4) the minimum percentage of crude protein; (5) the minimum percentage of crude fat; (6) the maximum percentage of crude fiber; and (7) the specific name of each ingredient used in the manufacture of the feeding stuff;

(b) and for mineral feeding stuffs, materials either mixed or unmixed, used as mineral supplements for the purpose of supplying mineral elements, in addition to the information required by subsections (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3) and (a)(7), the following, if present: (1) the minimum and maximum percentage of calcium (Ca); (2) the minimum percentage of phosphorus (P); (3) the minimum percentage of iodine (I); and (4) the maximum percentage of salt (NaCl);

(c) and for feeding stuffs to which more than 5% of mineral ingredients or unmixed materials used as mineral supplements for the purpose of supplying mineral elements have been added, the information required in subsections (a) and (b);

(d) and for vitamin products, carriers and preparations, and for feeding stuffs containing urea, minerals or drugs, in addition to the information as may be otherwise required by this section, such information and guarantees as the secretary of agriculture shall determine and prescribe as necessary to fully inform and protect purchasers; and when the feeding stuffs or any of its ingredients are potentially dangerous to the health of animals: (1) adequate directions for use; and (2) adequate warnings;

(e) and for customer formula feeds, the following information shall be shown on the label, delivery statement, or invoice, in lieu of the requirements of subsections (a), (b), (c) and (d), such label, delivery statement or invoice, shall accompany delivery and shall be supplied to the purchaser at the time of delivery of such feed: (1) Name and address of the mixer; (2) name and address of the purchaser; (3) date of sale; (4) the product name and brand name, if any, and the number of pounds of each registered commercial feeding stuffs used in the mixture, and the name and number of pounds of each other feed ingredient added; (5) the percentage or quantity of protein, vitamin, mineral or other nutritive component, which the purchaser specifies the feed shall contain; (6) if it contains a nonnutritive substance, which is intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or which is intended to affect the structure or any function of the animal body, the amount of such substance present, the directions for use, and warnings against misuse of the feed, and adequate withdrawal periods; and

(f) bulk lots of commercial feeding stuffs, other than customer formula feeds, shall be accompanied by a label and presented to the purchaser or tacked on the bin at the time of delivery of the feed.

History: L. 1923, ch. 105, § 2; R.S. 1923, § 2-1002; L. 1945, ch. 2, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 4, § 2; L. 2004, ch. 101, § 15; July 1.

Source or prior law:

L. 1913, ch. 188, § 2.

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