Title 012 | Chapter 003 | Regulation 032


12 KAR 3:032.Feeding directions.

Section 1.

(1)

Dog or cat food, including snacks or treats, labeled as complete and balanced for any or all life stages, as established in 12 KAR 3:039, Section 3(1), except those pet foods labeled in accordance with 12 KAR 3:039, Section 4, shall list feeding directions on the product label.

(2)

These directions shall be consistent with the intended uses indicated in the nutritional adequacy statement, unless a limited use or more limited life stage designation is declared elsewhere (for example, "adult formula").

(3)

These directions shall be expressed in common terms and shall appear prominently on the label.

(4)

Feeding directions shall, at a minimum, state:

(a)

"Feed (weight/unit of product) per (weight) of dog (or cat)."; and

(b)

The frequency of feeding.

Section 2.

If a dog or cat food is intended for use by or under the supervision or direction of a veterinarian, the statement: "Use only as directed by your veterinarian" may be used in lieu of feeding directions.

Section 3.

(1)

Specialty pet food, including snacks or treats, labeled as complete and balanced for any or all life stages, as established in 12 KAR 3:039, Section 1, shall list feeding directions on the product label.

(2)

These feeding directions shall be adequate to meet the nutritional requirements of the intended species of specialty pet as recommended by the AAFCO-recognized nutritional authority.

(3)

These directions shall be expressed in common terms and shall appear prominently on the label.

(4)

The frequency of feeding shall also be specified.

Section 4.

Incorporation by Reference.

(1)

"2018 Official Publication", (2018 Edition), Association of American Feed Control Officials, is incorporated by reference.

(2)

This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Division of Regulatory Services, 103 Regulatory Services Building, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0275, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

HISTORY: (AES-2(1973)-PF 6; 1 Ky.R. 1003; eff. 6-11-1975; 45 Ky.R. 634; eff. 9-28-2018.)

7-Year Expiration: 9/28/2025

Last Action: 12/15/2021


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