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WAC 16-256-030

Labeling requirements for processed animal waste products.

The label, tag, or label invoice accompanying shipments of animal waste products must contain the information required in RCW 15.53.9016, this chapter and the following information:
(1) If the product contains drugs or drug residues, then the label must contain the following statement in boldface type at least one-half as large as the largest type appearing on the label:
"warning: this product contains drug residues. do not use within thirty days of slaughter and do not use thirty days prior to or during the food production period of dairy animals and/or hens."
(2) If the product contains high levels (15 ppm or greater) of copper, then the label must contain the following statement in boldface type at least one-half as large as the largest type appearing on the label:
"warning: contains high levels of copper: do not feed to sheep."
(3) If the product derives one-third or more of the guaranteed total crude protein from nonprotein nitrogen sources, the label shall provide adequate directions for safe use of the product and the precautionary statement:
"caution: use only as directed."
(4) Animal waste product labels, tags, or labeling must contain the following guarantees in percentages by weight in the following order and form:
(a) Minimum crude protein;
(b) Maximum crude protein from nonprotein nitrogen (NPN);
(c) Minimum crude fat;
(d) Maximum crude fiber;
(e) Maximum moisture;
(f) Maximum ash;
(g) Minimum and maximum calcium (Ca);
(h) Minimum phosphorus (P);
(i) Maximum sodium (Na);
(j) Maximum lignin (if the processed animal waste product is dried poultry litter and if the product contains wood-based bedding materials);
(k) Maximum copper (Cu) (if the processed animal waste product is dried poultry waste or dried poultry litter and does not contain the warning "do not feed to sheep").
(5)(a) Lot identifier that is sufficient to allow the manufacturer to accurately trace the complete manufacturing and distribution history of the product.
(b) Records relating the lot identifier to the manufacture, processing, packing, distribution, receipt, or holding of the product must be kept for one year after the last date of distribution.
(6) Mixed feeds containing processed animal waste products must:
(a) State on the label the maximum percentage and type of processed animal waste product used in the mixed feed; and
(b) Comply with additional labeling requirements under chapters 16-250 or 16-252 WAC for the species for which the product is mixed.
(7) Processed animal waste product labeling must contain, as part of the product name, the animal source and product type.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.53 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 03-23-131, ยง 16-256-030, filed 11/19/03, effective 7/1/04.]
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