Animal Feed Label Requirements Feed labels allow consumers to choose products that meet their needs, contain necessary information to determine nutritional content and tell the buyer how to use the product properly.
Is One License Enough? Every commercial feed label must show the complete name and principal mailing address of the licensee, exactly as it appears on the license. Use these scenarios to determine if more than one license is needed.
Animal Feed Complaints If you have reason to believe that a livestock or companion animal problem may be feed related, or that illegal practices relating to feed may have taken place, you are encouraged to contact the MDARD Toll Free number, 1-800-292-3939, to file a complaint.
Commercial Feed Enforcement MDARD works to elicit compliance through an educational approach. When this approach is not sufficient, other enforcement measures become necessary. A graduated approach to enforcement is employed as outlined here.
Commercial Feed Inspections MDARD staff inspect, sample, and analyze commercial feed to determine whether that commercial feed is in compliance with the Commercial Feed Law and the rules promulgated under the act
Medicated Feed If a feed manufacturer adds antibiotics or other drugs to any of the feeds it produces, whether for the treatment or prevention of disease, or as an aid in promoting animal growth or feed efficiency, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) periodically conducts a special t ...
Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Drugs A drug intended for use in or on feed, which is limited by an approved application to use under the professional supervision of a licensed veterinarian is a VFD drug.