Bureau of Compliance Monitoring
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Feed Regulatory Website
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Feed, Seed and Fertilizer Regulatory Website is a portal to license renewal, quarterly tonnage report submission and sample compliance.
- The following user guides will help you get started with obtaining a New License, Renewing a License, Reporting Tonnage and/or Sample Compliance.
Overview of the Feed Regulatory Program
The Feed Section is responsible for the enforcement and administration of the Florida Commercial Feed Law, Chapter 580, Florida Statutes and Chapter 5E-3, Florida Administrative Code. A distributor of commercial feed must obtain a master registration and place on file a copy of the label for each brand of feed to be distributed in Florida. The registration fee is based on the tons of feed distributed in Florida during the previous year. If a distributor has been in business less than one year, the tonnage shall be estimated for the first year and based on actual tonnage thereafter. All registrations expire on June 30th of each year and must be renewed annually.
Certified Laboratories - The department has developed standards and established certification in the following five categories: (1) nutrient; (2) mycotoxins; (3) microbiological organisms; (4) pesticide residues; and (5) drug residues. Any laboratory may apply for certification in one or more of these five areas. The cost to apply for certification is $300 per category, and a $100 application fee. Certified laboratories must participate in a quarterly check-sample program administered by the department to ensure the tests continue to be performed properly. Click here for a list of certified laboratories.
Sampling Requirements - The Department has developed a testing matrix to summarize the type and frequency of sample analysis requirements for mixed feeds (pdf) and feed ingredients (pdf) that must be completed by the registrant during each fiscal year (July-June). Samples are shipped to certified laboratories and the analyses are paid for by the registrant in lieu of tonnage inspection fees. All Feed Compliance samples are to be submitted through the Feed Regulatory Website. The analyses must be performed before June 1st and the results of these analyses must be submitted directly to the Department by the certified laboratories.
Label Requirements - The Department has adopted language from the Association of American Feed Control Officials Model Feed Regulation regarding guaranteed analysis and labeling requirements.
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