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General Agriculture

Handling, Labeling, Storage and Delivery of Finished Feed Products

A commercial feed products is nutritionally suitable for its intended use as represented by its labeling. A feed label allows the purchaser to select a product to meet their production needs especially in the cases of animal feeds.

A feed label provides basic product information that would help the purchaser determine how to use the product safely and obtain the best benefits and results. In addition, a label of uniform format and composition provides a level field of play for both the purchaser and distributor.

1. Handling

Small items, details and small assemblies are normally stored on toolmakers benches. Tool makers are responsible for obtaining suitable containers for storage or movement within the factory if required.

For larger items and assemblies a hand operated or electrically operated forklift shall be used The Operations Director is responsible for providing and maintaining handling equipment and the Employee is responsible for ensuring that the correct handling methods are used.

2. Labelling

Commercial Feed Labels

A commercial feed can be a feed ingredient or a combination of feed ingredients which are distributed to be fed to animals.

The label for each package or bulk delivery of commercial feed products shall contain all of the following information in this specified order:

• The product name and its brand name, if any.

• The purpose statement for the feed (identifying specific species and animal class(es)).

• The guaranteed analysis statement.

• The ingredient statement.

• Directions for safe and effective use (commonly known as Feeding Directions or Mixing Directions) and any required precautionary statements to enable the safe use of the product by users with no special knowledge of the purpose and use of the product.

Handling, Labeling, Storage and Delivery of Finished Feed Products

• The manufacturer‘s or distributor‘s name and address.

Single Ingredient Product Labels

A single ingredient, other than those exempted by the Model Bill and Regulations, is still considered a commercial feed.

However, with all the varieties of ingredients available with a multitude of purposes and uses, it is necessary to provide some information in order to ensure correct labeling of these products.

More information can be found after Commercial Feed Label Requirements. The label for each single ingredient feed shall contain all of the following information:

• The product name and its branded name, if any.

• The purpose statement Single Feed Ingredient, Feed Ingredient or For Further Manufacturing of Feed, as appropriate.

• The guaranteed analysis statement.

• The ingredient statement if the ingredient is not used as the product name

• Directions for safe and effective use and required precautionary statements, if any.

• The manufacturer‘s or distributor‘s name and address.

• A quantity or net weight statement.

Customer Formula Feed Labels

Handling, Labeling, Storage and Delivery of Finished Feed Products

A customer formula feed is a commercial feed which consists of a mixture of feed ingredients and/or commercial feeds which is manufactured according to the specific instructions of the customer.

A customer-formula feed must be accompanied by the information listed below using a label, invoice, delivery ticket, or other shipping document. The label for each delivery of a customer formula feed shall include:

• Manufacturer‘s name and address.

• Purchaser‘s name and address.

• Date of delivery or sale.

• The customer-formula feed name and brand name, if any.

• The complete name and net quantity of each commercial feed and each other ingredient used in the customer- formula feed.

• Directions for use and precautionary statements, if required.

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3. Storage

Steel stocks, when received, shall be colour coded in accordance with the Colour Coding of Stock Metals Chart TK-QF-039 kept up to date in the steel stores and stored in the correct rack within the area designated as the ‘steel stores’.

It is the responsibility of the Production Manager to see that this is done correctly. In certain circumstances the material may be passed directly to the toolmaker that is awaiting delivery without colour coding.

Small tools, i.e. drills, cutters etc., together with all types of fixings shall be stored in the correct place within the area designated as the ‘tool stores’. It is the responsibility of the Production Manager to see that this is done correctly.

4. Transport of Finished Goods and Components

Handling, Labeling, Storage and Delivery of Finished Feed Products

After invoicing, goods will be dispatched by post, road (Company transport or Contractor) or air, whichever is applicable, or as requested by the customer.

It is the responsibility of the Office Manager to ensure that items for dispatch are correctly labeled.

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