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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 360. Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Commercial Feed Act

2VAC5-360-50. Labeling.

A. The information required in § 3.2-4806 of the Code of Virginia, with the exception of the quantity statement, shall appear in its entirety on one side of a label or on one side of the container. However, in case a tag is used, the directions for use and warnings against misuse may appear on the other side of the tag.

B. When ingredients are listed, the names of all feed ingredients shall be shown in letters or type of the same size.

C. When feeds carry label information in more than one position on the container, there shall be no variance with respect to name, ingredients, or guaranteed composition.

D. The term "degermed" must precede the name of any product from which the germ has been wholly or partially removed.

E. All printed or written information attached to or packed with feed must conform in all respects to the information printed on the principal label.

F. Labeling which implies that added enzyme-bearing materials improve the utilization of a product is prohibited unless the claims are substantiated by scientific evidence.

G. The term "Bond Phosphate of Lime," "Bone Phosphate of Lime (BPL)," or "BPL" shall not be used in connection with the labeling of feed ingredients.

H. The label of a commercial feed, other than an individual ingredient or supplement with directions for further mixing, shall designate the species and may designate the animal class for which the feed is intended. For the purpose of this subsection, animal class may include, but is not limited to, weight range, sex, or age of the animal for which the feed is manufactured.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-4801 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-04-06 § 5, eff. May 28, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 9, eff. February 12, 2004; Errata, 20:11 VA.R. 1387 February 9, 2004; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 11, eff. March 4, 2009.

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