Laws & Regulations

Feed, Fertilizer, and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services


Commercial Feed Regulatory Program

FSMA Incorporation

The proposed amendments to the California Code of Regulations will incorporate provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) from the Code of Federal Regulations, as well as requiring batch or production run identification to be added to formula feed labels.

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 4. Plant Industry
Chapter 2. Field Crops
Subchapter 2. Commercial Feed
Article 1. Definitions and General Provisions
Article 2. Commercial Feed Containing Drugs, Food Additives, or Harmful Substances
Article 4. Labeling and Use Requirements

Human Food By-Product Diversion

The proposed amendments to the California Code of Regulations are intended to clarify requirements and provide incentives for the diversion of human food by-products to commercial livestock feed, as well as clarifying which licensee is responsible for payment of tonnage tax.

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 4. Plant Industry
Chapter 2. Field Crops
Subchapter 2. Commercial Feed
Article 1. Definitions
Article 11. Inspection Tax and Plant Licenses
Article 14. Definitions and Standards


Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program

Labeling, Sampling and Allowances

The proposed additions to the California Code of Regulations are intended to provide greater transparency and clarity for fertilizing materials labeling, improve flexibility and efficiency for fertilizing material sampling, and add comprehensive and objective investigational allowances for fertilizer analysis.

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 4. Registration
Article 6. Administrative Penalties