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WVC 19 - 14 - 8 §19-14-8. Labeling.

(a) When commercial feed, except customer-formula feed, is distributed in this state in bags or other containers, the label shall be affixed to the container; when commercial feed is distributed in bulk, the label shall accompany delivery.

(b) All commercial feed labels, except customer-formula feeds, shall state the following:

(1) The net weight avoirdupois. The net weight may also be stated in metric units.

(2) The product name, including brand name, if any, under which the commercial feed is distributed.

(3) The guaranteed analysis stating what the commissioner determines by rules is required to advise the user of the composition of the feed and other necessary information to support claims made on the label. The substances or elements guaranteed must be determinable by laboratory methods published by the association of official analytical chemists or by an acceptable method supplied by the registrant.

(4) An ingredient statement, except that an ingredient statement is not required for single standardized ingredient feeds or when such statement is not in the interest of consumers. An ingredient statement shall include:

(A) The common or usual name of each ingredient as officially defined in the annual Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials;

(B) Collective terms as defined in the annual Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials;

(C) The common or usual name of substances generally recognized as safe (GRAS) as authorized by 21 Code of Federal Regulations 570.30 (April 1, 1990) of the Federal Drug and Cosmetic Act as amended August, 1985;

(D) The common or usual name of substances which are so common so as to not need a definition, have a substantially safe history, and no safety hazard is known to exist after consumption by a significant number of animals, including, but not limited to, salt and sugar; or

(E) Other ingredients or additives that the commissioner, by rules, deems necessary.

(5) The name and principal mailing address of the manufacturer or the distributor.

(6) Adequate directions and precautionary statements for safe and effective use.

(7) If a drug or drug containing product is used, then the following shall be stated:

(A) The established name of each active drug ingredient;

(B) The level of each drug used in the final mixture;

(C) The purpose of the medication (claim statement);

(D) Appropriate cautions and warnings on the use of the medicated commercial feed;

(E) Withdrawal statements, if applicable;

(F) The word "medicated" shall appear directly following and below the product name in type size, no smaller than one-half the type size of the product name.

(c) Pet food labels shall have such additional information as required by the commissioner through rules.

(d) All customer-formula feeds shall be labeled at all times and shall be supplied to the purchaser at the time of delivery. The label shall bear the following information:

(1) Name and address of the manufacturer.

(2) Name and address of the purchaser.

(3) Date of manufacture.

(4) Net weight (avoirdupois) of the commercial feed and each feed ingredient used in the customer-formula feed.

(5) Adequate directions and precautionary statements for safe and effective use.

(6) If a drug or drug containing product is used, then the following shall be stated:

(A) The established name of each active drug ingredient;

(B) The level of each drug used in the final mixture;

(C) The purpose of the medication (claim statement);

(D) Appropriate cautions and warnings on the use of the commercial feed;

(E) Withdrawal statements, if applicable;

(F) The word "medicated" shall appear directly following and below the product name in type size no smaller than one-half the type size of the product name.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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