In addition to performing inspections, The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) Plant Industries Division, Feed Regulatory Program inspectors collect samples of finished feeds, feed ingredients, and customer-formulated feeds. The collected samples are tested for adherence to label guarantees, and if testing reveals a deficiency or excess from the guaranteed analysis, a Notice of Withdrawal from Distribution Order is issued immediately. The livestock feeds and feed ingredients collected by inspectors are subject to meeting the requirements listed in the Missouri Feed Law (266.152 – 266.220) and the Missouri Feed Regulations (2CSR 70-30.010 – 70-30.115).
Requirements can be broken into 2 categories:
- Missouri Commercial Feed License (renewed annually)
- Missouri Feed Tonnage Report (submitted quarterly)
Other regulated areas include:
Annual Feed Summary Report
This annual publication includes information found while monitoring aflatoxins in corn (Corn Survey), a list of companies who earn the Excellence in Compliance award, the results of products sampled listed by company, and a list of firms that were in violation of the law and therefore received regulatory actions. You can view the most recent Annual Feed Summary Report here.