Laws & Regulations

Feed, Fertilizer, and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services


Commercial Feed Regulatory Program

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

Biochar/Biotics

The proposed additions to the California Code of Regulations are intended to provide greater transparency and consistency with fertilizing materials labeling requirements.

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

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, 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

The following regulation was filed with the Secretary of State and will be published in the California Regulatory Notice Register. The regulation is effective July 1, 2021.

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 1.1
Section 1366

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

This regulatory action increases the assessment rates for mandatory and non-mandatory cartons shipped, to adequately fund enforcement activities.

California Citrus Program

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, 2020.

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

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

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

Avocado Inspection Program

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


Direct Marketing

The proposed amendments to the California Code of Regulations are intended to promote consumer confidence in certified farmers’ markets by ensuring that certified farmers’ markets are free of fraud, deception, and mislabeling, thereby encouraging the continued growth of the direct marketing sector.

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

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

OCal Cannabis Certification Program

CA Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 8. Cannabis Cultivation (Renumbered)
Chapter 3. OCal Program

CA Business & Professions Code
Division 10. Cannabis
Chapter 6. Licensed Cultivation Sites