Commercial feed means all materials except whole seeds unmixed or physically altered entire unmixed seeds, when not adulterated within the meaning of subsection 327(a) of title 6, chapter 26, which are distributed for use as feed or for mixing in feed. This program provides for the registration, inspection and analysis of all commercial feed and pet food products sold in Vermont.
Commercial Feed Labels
Per Vermont Statute, all pet foods and treats sold in the state of Vermont must be registered with proper labeling. Please review our Feed Product Label Registration Guidelines (to make sure your label is compliant. You can find samples of acceptable feed labels here.
Commercial Feed Samples
One of the label requirements is a guaranteed analysis for protein, fat, fiber and moisture. You can have those tests done at our lab in Randolph. For more information, contact them directly.
Commercial Feed Sample Reports
The purpose of the inspection and analysis is to ensure that feed users are receiving a product that meets the nutritional guarantee specified by the labeling. Penalties may be assessed to manufacturers for products that are deficient. Violations are set at $50.00 for each deficiency found. The penalty can be increased for repeat violations. All penalties are paid to the Agency.
Commercial Feed Fees
Commercial feed manufacturers and dealers are required to register their commercial products with the Agency. The annual registration fee is $105 per product. There is no tonnage fee associated with commercial feed.
Commercial Feed - Applications & Forms
The Application for Registration of Commercial Feeding Stuffs is used to register pet food and commercial feed products. Please use this application for new products or products that you have changed the product name, company name on the label, guarantee or ingredients. Please do not use this application to renew products. In March of each year we generate a computerized renewal form that lists all of the products that you need to renew.
There are many questions concerning feed product registration and labeling. For general questions consult Association of American Feed Control Officials Inc.
If you would like to know if a pet food is registered in Vermont you can search our database:
To register your business with the USFDA, visit their website.
Related rules and regulations
Annual Feed Reports