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, 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 Standardization Program does not currently have any proposed rulemaking.

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

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

California Citrus Program

The California Citrus Program does not currently have any proposed rulemaking.

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

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