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Feed Safety and Pet Food


Follow the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) labeling guide.

Oregon also requires the following:

  • The manufacturer's phone number
  • A lot number
  • Guarantees for minimum and maximum when, Selenium is over 0.500 ppm
  • Guarantees for sulfur minimum, when in excess of 0.50% in any feed or ingredient
  • Ingredients to be defined by AAFCO or a Food Additive Regulation

ODA does not recognize GRAS self-determination of ingredients. 

Custom feed

A custom mixed feed is a formula sold to only one final consumer. That consumer must be a feeder of animals. Custom mixed feeds are exempt from product registration; however, the feed mill producing custom mixed feeds must obtain a commercial feed license.

Custom feeds are typically labeled on the invoice or delivery ticket. Bags of custom feed need to have a tag on each bag with the required information.

Shipping documents for custom mixed feeds must include the following information:

  • Name and mailing address of the manufacturer
  • Name and address of the purchaser
  • Date of sale or delivery
  • Custom mixed feed name and brand name, if applicable
  • Product name and net quantity of each registered commercial feed and each other ingredient used in the mixture
  • For dairy or swine: the guaranteed analysis as stipulated in OAR 603-058-0130(4)
  • Directions for use and precautionary statements as required by OAR 603-058-0130(6)
  • The statement: "This feed is formulated for (insert name of final consumer). No resale to other users is allowed."
  • If a drug containing product is used
    • Purpose of the medication (claim statement)
    • Established name of each active drug ingredient and the level of each drug used in the final mixture expressed in accordance with OAR 603-058-0130(2) 


AAFCO Animal Feed Labeling Guide

Animal feed labeling guide

AAFCO Pet Food Labeling Guide

Business of pet food labeling requirements

AAFCO Talks Pet Food

AAFCO Talks Pet Food website

Animal feed label examples

Feed label examples

Dioxin Reports

Dioxin Reports

Feed Distributor or Manufacturer License & Feed Product Registration

Feed product registration form

Feed Licensing Statute - ORS 633

Grades, Standards and Labels for Feeds, Soil Enhancers and Seeds ORS 633 - Feed licensing

Feed Rules OAR 603-058

OAR 603-058 - Feeds

Pet Food and Treat Business Information from AAFCO

Business of pet food



Richard Ten Eyck
Feeds Safety Specialist
Commercial Feeds
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4691