Substantiation of Nutritional Suitability
(1)A commercial feed, other than custom mixed feed, pursuant to ORS 633.055 (Misbranding commercial feed prohibited)(1) shall be nutritionally suitable for its intended purpose as represented by it’s labeling.
(2)If the Department has reasonable cause to believe a commercial feed is not nutritionally suitable the Department may request the feed manufacturer to either submit an “Affidavit of Suitability” or an alternative procedure acceptable to the Department, certifying the nutritional adequacy of the feed. The Affidavit of Suitability or alternate procedure of suitability shall serve as substantiation of the suitability of the feed.
(3)If the feed manufacturer does not submit an Affidavit of Suitability, or alternate procedure acceptable to the Department within 30 days of written notification the Department may deem the feed adulterated under ORS 633.045 (Adulterated commercial feeds prohibited) and order the feed to be withdrawn from the market.
(4)The Affidavit of Suitability shall contain the following information:
(a)The feed company’s name;
(b)The feed’s product name;
(c)The name and title of the affiant submitting the document;
(d)A statement that the affiant has knowledge of the nutritional content of the feed and based on valid scientific evidence the feed is nutritionally adequate for its intended purpose;
(e)The date of submission; and
(f)The notarized signature of the affiant.
Rule 603-058-0150 — Substantiation of Nutritional Suitability,