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INFORMATION No. 49
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
New Haven, Connecticut
REGULATIONS FOR CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING CONCENTRATED COM.
MERCIAL FEEDING STUFFS.
By the authority of Section 6 of the Act Concerning Concentrated Commercial Feeding Stuffs, Chapter 196, Public Acts of 1925, the following regulations have been adopted for carrying out the provisions of the act. The sections cited under each regulation refer to sections of the law wherein the term defined, or the clause interpreted, occurs.
Wm. L. SLATE, JR.
Dairy and Food Commissioner.
REGULATION 1. FEEDS Not CLASSED AS CONCENTRATED Com
MERCIAL FEEDING Stuffs.
(Section 1.) It is held that the law exempts from classification as concentrated commercial feeding stuffs (1) roughages such as hays, straws, corn stover, ensilage and all materials containing over 60 per cent of water; (2) whole grains; (3) meals made from whole grains when not mixed with other materials or with cach other; (4) feed ground from whole grains and sold directly from the manufacturer to the consumer; (5) feed ground from materials furnished by the consumer; or (6) feed mixed according to a formula furnished by the consumer, for his own use.
REGULATION 2. METHOD OF LABELLING.
(Section 2.) All concentrated commercial feeding stuffs must be labelled either by a statement printed on the bag or upon a properly attached tag; except that in the case of cottonseed meal sold for fertilizer, or of any concentrated feeding stuff sold in bulk, a certificate which shall contain the information otherwise required to appear upon the bag or upon the tag, may be issued by the dealer in lieu thereof.
The use of wire or any metal in affixing tags is prohibited by law.
REGULATION 3. FORM OF LABEL.
(Section 2.) The law requires a statement of (1) the net weight of the feed contained in the package; (2) the name, brand or trademark under which the feed is sold; (3) name and address of the manufacturer or importer; (4) the minimum percentages of (a) crude protein and (b) crude fat, and the maximum percentage of (c) crude fiber contained in the feed; and (5) the separate ingredients of which the feed is composed.
While the law requires only a statement of the items enumerated above no objection will be raised to more complete statements of chemical composition.
REGULATION 4. Duties OF MANUFACTURERS, JOBBERS AND DEALERS WITH REFERENCE TO REGISTRATION.
(Section 3.) The law requires all concentrated commercial feeding stuffs to be registered with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station on or before September 1st, 1925 and annually thereafter.
Manufacturers, jobbers or individuals shipping feeds into Connecticut will be expected to register their brands and pay the necessary fees thereon. Connecticut dealers should assure themselves that the brands they handle are properly registered. In case the manufacturer or jobber outside the State neglects or refuses to register, the dealer who handles such feeds will be held responsible for such registrations and registration fees.
Dealers within the State who mix their own brands are responsible for the registration and proper labelling thereof.
REGULATION 5. CONCERNING COTTONSEED MEAL. Cottonseed meal sold as a fertilizer is required to be registered under the terms of the fertilizer law; if sold also as a feeding stuff it is required also to be registered under the provisions of the feed law; if sold exclusively for one or the other of these purposes, it may be registered only under that law which applies.
REGULATION 6. DEFINITIONS OF Terms Used IN THE LAW, AND
OF OTHER TERMS. Person. The term "person" is accepted as defined in General Statutes, Chapter 128, Section 2448; it imports the singular or the plural as the case demands; and includes corporations, companies, societies and associations.
Importer. The term “importer" is defined in the Act.
Brand. It is held that a distinct brand name, or a distinct analysis, constitutes a distinct brand. Nitrogen-free-extract. The term "nitrogen-free-extract" when
used in a statement of chemical composition is held to mean that constituent group of substances represented by the percentage obtained when the sum of the percentages of moisture, ash, crude protein, crude fiber and crude fat is subtracted from 100 per cent.
Carbohydrates. The term "carbohydrates" is held to mean nitrogen-free-extract plus crude fiber.
Definitions for Feeding Stuffs. The definitions and standards for feeding stuffs as officially adopted from time to time by the Association of Feed Control Officials of the United States are accepted as official in carrying out the provisions of this law.
REGULATION 7. METHODS OF ANALYSIS.
(Section 2.) The methods of analysis employed shall be those prescribed by the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists, wherever such methods have been adopted for the determinations desired.
REGULATION 8. "STOCK TONICS." The law does not include those medicated products used as conditioners for stock and poultry, and which consist essentially of substances possessing, or claimed to possess, medicinal or condimental properties.
TEXT OF THE LAW
An Act CONCERNING CONCENTRATED COMMERCIAL FEEDING STUFFS.
(Chapter 196, Public Acts of 1925.)
Section 1. The term "concentrated commercial feeding stuffs" within the meaning of this act shall include linseed meals, cottonseed meals, pea meals, bean meals, cocoanut meals, gluten meals, gluten feeds, dried brewers' grains, dried distillers' grains, malt sprouts, dried beet pulp, hominy feeds, cerealine feeds, rice meals, alfalfa meals, oat feeds, corn and oat chop, corn and oat feeds, scratch feeds, digestor tankage, ground meat scraps, ground fish scraps, mixed feeds, provenders, bran, middlings and mixed feeds made wholly or in part from wheat, rye or buckwheat, and all materials of a similar nature intended for the feeding of domestic animals, including poultry; but shall not include hays, straws, corn stover, ensilage, whole grains or the unmixed meals made directly from the whole grains of wheat, rye, barley, oats, Indian corn, broom corn, rice, buckwheat and flaxseed, or feed ground from whole grain and sold directly from the manufacturer to the consumer.
Sec. 2. Each lot or parcel of concentrated commercial feeding stuffs sold, offered or exposed for sale shall have conspicuously affixed thereto a plainly printed statement certifying (1) the number of net pounds of feeding stuff contained therein, (2) the name, brand or trademark under which the article is sold, (3) the name and address of the manufacturer or importer, (4) a statement of the minimum percentages of (a) crude protein, and (b) crude fat, and (c) the maximum percentage of crude fiber contained in the feeding stuff, all constituents to be determined by the methods adopted by the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists of the United States and in force at the time, and, (5) in the case of feeds composed of two or more ingredients, the name of each ingredient contained therein; provided such statement shall not be affixed by wire or other metallic device, and provided, in the case of cottonseed meal which shall be sold for fertilizer or in the case of any concentrated feeding stuff sold in bulk, the dealer may issue, in lieu of the printed statement herein described, a certificate which shall contain the information required by this section.