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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 6. Commercial Feed [14901 - 15103]

  ( Chapter 6 repealed and added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1275. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [14901 - 14904]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1275. )


The Legislature hereby finds and declares that it is the intent of this chapter to do all of the following:

(a) Enable the feed and feeding industry, with the aid of the state, to ensure in every way possible a clean and wholesome supply of meat, milk, and eggs for the benefit of the consumer.

(b) Provide assurance to the consumer-buyer of commercial feed that the product he or she purchases is properly identified and of the quality and quantity represented by the manufacturer of the commercial feed.

(c) Provide funds for the administration and enforcement of this chapter by an inspection tonnage tax on commercial feed to be paid by any person that distributes commercial feed to a consumer-buyer in this state.

(d) Enable the commercial feed industry, pursuant to regulations or procedures adopted or established by the director, to implement and maintain an efficient program of inspection and analysis of commercial feed.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 501, Sec. 1.)


Except as otherwise provided in Sections 14978 and 14979, the director shall enforce this chapter and adopt and enforce those regulations relating to the manufacture and distribution of, and to the manner of making inspection tonnage tax payments upon, commercial feed as the director determines is necessary to carry out this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 501, Sec. 2.)


Notwithstanding any other law, the department shall continue to be the primary regulatory agency over medicated feed, responsible for regulating medicated feed quality assurance and medicated feed safety, and enforcing any handling and inspecting requirements imposed on medicated feed suppliers. The department shall also have primary responsibility over medicated feed ingredients and the sale of medicated feed that is subject to veterinarian oversight.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 806, Sec. 2. (SB 770) Effective January 1, 2016.)


The secretary shall establish, by regulation, good manufacturing practices, hazard analysis, and preventive control measures as the secretary determines are reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter. The good manufacturing practices, hazard analysis, and preventive control measures, including verification and validation activities for all commercial feed and additives, including medicated feed premixes and medicated feeds, shall be based upon federal food and drug laws and regulations, unless the secretary determines that the federal laws and regulations are not appropriate to the conditions that exist in this state. The regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall ensure that drug usage under this chapter shall not conflict with the provisions of Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 14200).

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 622, Sec. 3. (AB 1132) Effective January 1, 2014.)


The director shall adopt and enforce regulations for the manufacture, distribution, and labeling of feed used in connection with the production of food sold as organic pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 110810) of Chapter 5 of Part 5 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code which shall be consistent with the requirements of that article.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 55. Effective September 29, 1996.)

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