Laws & Regulations

Feed, Fertilizer, and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services


Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program

Mill Assessment

The proposed amendments to the California Code of Regulations are intended to provide greater transparency with fertilizer labeling and nutrient guarantees and a decrease in the mill assessment fee while adequately funding the Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program for enforcement of the state’s fertilizing materials laws and regulation.

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 4. Plant Industry
Chapter 1. Chemistry
Subchapter 1. Fertilizing Materials
Article 1. Standards and Labeling
Article 2. Samples
Article 6. Mill Assessments

Administrative Penalties Violations Matrix

The proposed amendments to the California Code of Regulations are intended to provide clarification and uniformity for fertilizing materials labeling and administrative penalties, critical information that has been previously omitted from regulation, and improved labeling guidelines.

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 4. Plant Industry
Chapter 1. Chemistry
Subchapter 1. Fertilizing Materials
Article 1. Standards and Labeling
Article 3. Licensing
Article 4. Registration
Article 5. Tonnage Reporting
Article 6. Administrative Penalties
Article 7. Mill Assessments

Feed and Livestock Drugs Inspection Program

Sales of Restricted Livestock Drugs and California Prescription Drugs

The proposed additions to the California Code of Regulations are intended to clarify restricted livestock drug licensing requirements and recordkeeping provisions for licensees, as well as additional requirements associated with sales of California prescription drugs.

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 5. Livestock Drugs
Chapter 1. Sales of Restricted Livestock Drugs
Chapter 2. Sales of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs

Commercial Feed License Fee

The proposed amendments to the California Code of Regulations are intended to change the commercial feed license fee.

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 4. Plant Industry
Chapter 2. Field Crops
Subchapter 2. Commercial Feed
Article 11. Inspection Tax and Plant Licenses

Feed, Fertilizer, Livestock Drugs


Inspection and Compliance

Shipping Point Inspection Program

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 4. Shipping Point Inspection

  • CA Food &Agricultural Code
  • Division 16. Certification, Processing and Canning, and Canned Foods
  • Chapter 1. Certification of Agricultural Products

Standardization Program

This proposed regulatory action amends Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 4 and Article 22, § 1380.19 Standard Containers, 1430.10. Citrus, Uniform Size Requirement, 1430.12. Citrus, Packing Requirements for Standard Containers No. 58, 59, 61, 63, 65, 66, or 67, 1430.13. Citrus, Marking Requirements, 1430.50. Citrus, Marking Requirements, 1430.51. Tangerines and Mandarins, Size, Count, and Tolerance, and 1430.53. Tangerines or Mandarins, Container Size Markings.

Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Articles 4, Containers, and 22 Citrus

This proposed regulatory action will simplify and modernize the regulations applicable to marking and size nomenclature for apricots produced in California. (apricots) to Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 8, Section 1402.7 (a)(c), and 1402.8.

California Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Articles 8, Apricots

This proposed regulatory action will simplify and modernize the regulations applicable to the packing and shipping of avocados produced in California. (avocados) to Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 4 and 11, Section 1380.19 (e), 1408.2, 1408.9, 1408.10, 1408.11, 1408.13, 1408.14, 1408.16, and 1408.17

California Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Article 4. Containers and Article 11. Avocados

This proposed regulatory action amends sections 1380.19, 1430.10, 1430.12, 1430.14, 1430.26, 1430.27, 1430.45 of Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Articles 4 and 22 of the CCR.

California Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Article 4. Containers and Article 22. Citrus

California Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Article 21. Cherries

This proposed regulatory action amends sections 1428.3, 1428.6, 1428.7, 1428.8, 1428.10, and 1428.12 of Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 21 of the CCR.

This proposed regulatory action would add an additional pack method for container 58 (Citrus) to Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 4, Section 1380.19. This proposed regulatory action would also add standard container (Melons 44S) to Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 4, Section 1442.7.

Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Articles 4, Containers, and 28 Melons other than cantaloupes

This proposed regulatory action would add an additional standard container (Melons 44S) to Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 4, section 1380.19.

Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Article 4. Containers

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Articles 1 - 44

California Citrus Program

This proposed regulatory action amends Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 4 and Article 22, § 1380.19 Standard Containers, 1430.10. Citrus, Uniform Size Requirement, 1430.12. Citrus, Packing Requirements for Standard Containers No. 58, 59, 61, 63, 65, 66, or 67, 1430.13. Citrus, Marking Requirements, 1430.50. Citrus, Marking Requirements, 1430.51. Tangerines and Mandarins, Size, Count, and Tolerance, and 1430.53. Tangerines or Mandarins, Container Size Markings.

Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Articles 4, Containers, and 22 Citrus

This proposed regulatory action would add an additional pack method for container 58 (Citrus) to Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 4, Section 1380.19. This proposed regulatory action would also add standard container (Melons 44S) to Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 4, Section 1442.7.

Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Articles 4, Containers, and 28 Melons other than cantaloupes

The following regulation was filed with the Secretary of State and will be published in the California Regulatory Notice Register. The regulation is effective October 1, 2014.

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Article 22. Citrus

This regulatory action increases the citrus assessment to fund a Navel and Valencia orange, lemon and mandarin citrus inspection program, a crop estimating services, and a statewide acreage survey.

California Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Article 4. Containers and Article 22. Citrus

This proposed regulatory action amends sections 1380.19, 1430.10, 1430.12, 1430.14, 1430.26, 1430.27, 1430.45 of Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Articles 4 and 22 of the CCR.

CA Food & Agricultural Code
Division 17. Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Standards
Chapter 11. Citrus

Avocado Inspection Program

This proposed regulatory action is to repeal the California regulation allowing windfall avocados to be sold. (avocados) to Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 11, Section 1408.22

Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Articles 11, Avocados

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Article 11. Avocados

CA Food & Agricultural Code
Division 17. Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Standards
Chapter 9. Avocados

Direct Marketing

Notice of Decision not to Proceed – Direct Marketing Rulemaking

Notice of Decision not to Proceed – Direct Marketing Rulemaking

Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Article. 6.5. Direct Marketing

Notice of Decision not to Proceed – Direct Marketing Rulemaking

Certified Farmers’ Market Program

Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Article 6.5. Direct Marketing

This rulemaking action amends Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 6.5 of the California Code of Regulations sections, 1392, 1392.1, 1392.2, 1392.4, 1392.4.1, 1392.5, 1392.6, 1392.8, 1392.8.1, 1392.9, 1392.9.1, 1392.10, and 1392.11 and repeals section 1392.7. Specifically, this rulemaking action clarifies and makes specific the conditions of direct marketing at certified farmers’ markets. Any person may submit a written comment relevant to this proposed regulatory action beginning October 23, 2015 and ending at 5:00 PM on December 7, 2015, according to the instructions contained in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking posted below.

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Article 6.5. Direct Marketing

CA Food & Agricultural Code
Division 17. Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Standards
Chapter 10.5 Direct Marketing

California Organic Program

This proposed regulatory action will remove references to the California Organic Products Act of 2003, and allow the SOP to conduct effective enforcement, reporting, outreach, and education activities by amending Title 3, Division 3, sections 1391, 1391.1, 1391.3, and adding section 1391.7

Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics
Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization
Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Article 6.1, State Organic Program

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) TITLE 7 - Agriculture PART 205 - NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM

CA Food & Agricultural Code
Division 17. Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Standards
Chapter 10. Organic Foods