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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services

1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814  •  916-900-5022  •  Fax: 916-900-5349  •  ffldrs@cdfa.ca.gov

Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services

The Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services (FFLDRS) Branch primary focus is to ensure in every way possible a clean and wholesome supply of meat and milk, and to promote environmentally safe and agronomically sound use and handling of fertilizer materials. This is performed through regulating manufacturing, labeling, and use of fertilizing materials, feed and livestock drugs.


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Submit an application for a license, register product, apply for a cottonseed certificate of movement, certificate of free sale and report of fertilizer mill and tonnage, and feed tonnage.


There are four programs in FFLDRS Branch to provide regulatory services to the feed and fertilizer industries as well as to the...

  • Feed and Livestock Drugs Inspection Program
  • The Feed and Livestock Drug Inspection Program (FLDIP) is responsible for the enforcement of state law and regulations pertinent to the manufacturing, distribution and labeling of commercial livestock feed in California while preventing adulterated feed from being consumed by livestock and poultry. Additionally, the program maintains registration of livestock drugs, their proper use and safe handling procedures.

  • Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program
  • The Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) is responsible for regulating the distribution and labeling of fertilizer materials in California, registration of fertilizing material labels, and assists in ensuring that fertilizer is safe, effective, and meets the licensee’s claims and guarantees.

  • Fertilizer Research and Education Program
  • The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) facilitates and coordinates research and demonstration projects by providing funding, developing and disseminating information, and serving as a clearinghouse for information on this topic. FREP serves growers, agricultural supply and service professionals, extension personnel, public agencies, consultants, and other interested parties.

  • Safe Animal Feed Education Program
  • The Safe Animal Feed Education (SAFE) Program fosters voluntary compliance with the laws and regulations through outreach and education, research projects and voluntary feed quality assurance inspections.