12 KAR 2:026. Ingredients.
RELATES TO: KRS 250.491-250.631
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 250.571
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 250.571(1) authorizes the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station to promulgate administrative regulations necessary for the efficient enforcement of KRS 250.491 to 250.631, regarding commercial feeds. KRS 250.521(1)(c) requires that a commercial feed label list the common or usual name of each ingredient used in the manufacture of the commercial feed, unless the director promulgates an administrative regulation permitting the use of a collective term for a group of ingredients. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for listing the ingredients on the commercial feed label.
Section 1. Commercial feeds, other than customer formula feeds, shall have an ingredient statement listing the feed ingredients, collective terms for the grouping of feed ingredient or other appropriate statement as provided under provisions of KRS 250.521(1)(c).
(1) The name of each ingredient or collective term for the grouping of ingredients, if required to be listed, shall be the name as defined in the "Official Definitions of Feed Ingredients" as published in the Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials, the common or usual name, or one approved by the director.
(2) The ingredient statement may list the collective terms for the grouping of feed ingredients as defined in the official definitions of feed ingredients published in the Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials rather than the individual ingredients.
(a) If a collective term for a group of ingredients is used on the label, individual ingredients within that group shall not be listed on the label.
(b) The manufacturer shall provide the Director of Regulatory Services, upon written or oral request, with a listing of individual ingredients within a defined group that are or have been used in manufacturing facilities distributing in Kentucky. The manufacturer shall be specific in its response when the request is made of a particular facility or production.
Section 2. The name of each ingredient shall be shown in letters or type of the same size.
Section 3. A reference to quality or grade of an ingredient shall not appear in the ingredient statement of a feed.
Section 4. The term "dehydrated" may precede the name of a product that has been artificially dried.
Section 5. A single ingredient product defined by the Association of American Feed Control Officials shall not be required to have an ingredient statement.
Section 6. Tentative definitions for ingredients shall not be used until adopted as official by the Association of American Feed Control Officials unless an official definition does not exist.
Section 7. Commercial, registered brand or trade names shall not be permitted in the ingredient listing.
Section 8. The percentage of rice hulls shall be listed in the ingredient statement of a formula feed intended to supply energy to the animal if the amount added exceeds three (3) percent by weight. This shall not apply to feed products where rice hulls are used as a carrier including in dried molasses products, Type A medicated articles, vitamins, trace mineral and other premix additives. The percentage of rice hulls contributed from carrier sources shall be excluded from the determination of percentage of rice hulls in formula feeds.
Section 9. A product that is labeled, represented or intended to provide a substantial amount of magnesium to cattle shall be formulated utilizing magnesium ingredients with a biological value of seventy (70) percent or greater when compared to standard reference of feed grade magnesium oxide with a biological value of 100 percent; however, dolomitic limestone shall not be an acceptable source of magnesium unless data substantiates the source of dolomitic limestone has a biological value of seventy (70) percent or greater.
Section 10. If the word "iodized" is used in connection with a feed ingredient, the feed ingredient shall contain not less than 0.007 percent iodine, uniformly distributed.
Section 11. Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Official Publication", 1996 Edition, Association of American Feed Control Officials, is incorporated by reference.
(2) It may be inspected, copied, or obtained at the Division of Regulatory Services, 103 Regulatory Services Building, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0275, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (AES-2 (1973)-5; 1 Ky.R. 999; eff. 6-11-75; Am. 1608; 2710; eff. 1-10-97.)