Commercial Feed

Section 435:19

    435:19 Definitions. –
In this subdivision:
I. "Person" includes individual, partnership, corporation, and association.
II. "Distribute" means to offer for sale, sell, exchange, or barter, commercial feed, or to supply, furnish, or otherwise provide commercial feed to a contract feeder.
III. "Distributor" means any person who distributes.
IV. "Commercial feed" means all materials, except unmixed seed, whole or processed, when not adulterated within the meaning of RSA 435:23, I, II, III, or IV which are distributed for use as feed or for mixing in feed; provided that the commissioner by rule may exempt from this definition, or from specific provisions of this subdivision, commodities such as hay, straw, stover, silage, cobs, husks, hulls, and individual chemical compounds or substances when such commodities, compounds or substances are not intermixed or mixed with other materials, and are not adulterated within the meaning of RSA 435:23, I, II, III, or IV.
V. "Feed ingredient" means each of the constituent materials making up a commercial feed.
VI. "Mineral feed" means a commercial feed intended to supply primarily mineral elements or inorganic nutrients.
VII. "Drug" means any article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in animals other than man and articles other than feed intended to affect the structure of any function of the animal body.
VIII. "Customer-formula feed" means commercial feed which consists of a mixture of commercial feeds or feed ingredients or both, each batch of which is manufactured according to the specific instructions of the final purchaser.
IX. "Manufacture" means to grind, mix or blend, or further process a commercial feed for distribution.
X. "Brand name" means any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination of them, identifying the commercial feed of a distributor or registrant and distinguishing it from that of others.
XI. "Product name" means the name of the commercial feed which identifies it as to kind, class or specific use.
XII. "Label" means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon or affixed to the container in which a commercial feed is distributed, or on the invoice or delivery slip with which a commercial feed is distributed.
XIII. "Labeling" means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter (a) upon a commercial feed or any of its containers or wrappers or (b) accompanying such commercial feed.
XIV. "Ton" means a net weight of 2,000 pounds avoirdupois.
XV. "Percent" or "percentages" means percentages by weights.
XVI. "Official sample" means a sample of feed taken by the commissioner or his agent in accordance with the provisions of RSA 435:27, III, V and VI.
XVII. "Contract feeder" means a person who, as an independent contractor, feeds commercial feed to animals pursuant to a contract whereby such commercial feed is supplied, furnished, or otherwise provided to such person and whereby such person's remuneration is determined all or in part by feed consumption, mortality, profits, or amount or quality of product.
XVIII. "Pet food" means any commercial feed prepared and distributed for consumption by pets.

Source. 1985, 72:1, eff. July 1, 1985.