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Title: Certificate of Free Sale for Animal Feed
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Description: To facilitate the export of feed or feed ingredients regulated by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), a certificate is prepared by the Department attesting that 1) a feed may be freely sold in Minnesota; 2) the product’s manufacturer, distributor or guarantor holds a current Minnesota Commercial Feed license; and 3) the ingredients in the feed are acceptable for inclusion in commercial feed distributed in Minnesota under the current Minnesota Commercial Fees Law and Rules, and are considered safe for animal consumption if used according to directions.
Subject: Food
Creation Date: 2/23/2011 4:11:00 PM
Modification Date: 2/23/2011 4:11:00 PM
Agency Name: Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/
Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.
Agency Phone: 651-201-6000
800-967-2474
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/
Agency Address:
625 N. Robert Street

St. Paul
MN
55155
Division Name: Food & Feed Safety
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Application URL:
Renewal URL:
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Requirements:

Certificate of Free Sale for Animal Feed 

To facilitate the export of feed ingredients regulated by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), a certificate is prepared by the MDA attesting that: 

    1. The feed product may be freely sold in Minnesota 

    2. The product's guarantor holds a current Minnesota Commercial Feed License 

    3. The ingredients in the feed are acceptable for inclusion in commercial feed distributed in Minnesota under the current Minnesota Commercial Feed laws and Rules,
        and are considered safe for animal consumption if used according to directions.  


Regulatory Requirements 

    1. The product label must be compliant with all applicable Minnesota Laws and Rules 

    2. The guarantor must be current with all applicable license and inspection fees (tonnage and/or product registration) 

    3. There must be no outstanding compliance or enforcement issues with the guarantor. 


Physical Location Requirements 

To be eligible for a free sale certificate, at least one of these physical location conditions is required:  

    1. The product's guarantor has a physical address in Minnesota 

    OR 

    2. The product's manufacturer has a physical address in Minnesota. In these cases the product's manufacturer must also have a current
        Minnesota Commercial Feed License in good standing. the manufacturer's license number as well as their Minnesota address must be
        indicated on the certificate application under this condition. 

    OR 

    3. The product's distributor has a physical address in Minnesota.  In these cases the product's distributor must also have a current
        Minnesota Commercial Feed License in good standing. The distributor's license number as well as their Minnesota address must
        be indicated on the certificate application under this condition. 

Under any of the above three conditions, the guarantor must have a current Minnesota Commercial Feed License in good standing and the guarantor's name and address must be indicated on the certificate application.  

Companies that do not satisfy any of the above physical location requirements should request a certificate from the state in which they are located. 

Refer also to:

Minnesota Commercial Feed Law

Commercial Animal Feed Rules

Commercial Pet Food Rules


Rules:
Statutes: 25.342

Forms:

Certificate of Free Sale for Animal Feed Application

Applications are available at Certificate of Free Sale for Animal Feed


Fees:
A nonrefundable application fee of $25.00 must accompany all certificates of free sale applications.

A nonrefundable fee of $50.00 per product must accompany all certificate of free sale applications.

All products to be included on a certificate of free sale application must have a label included with the application.

All product labels submitted are subject to review. Certificates will not be issued until product labels are fully compliant with all applicable Minnesota Laws and Rules.

Applications should be mailed to the following address with payment and label(s) included:

Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Attn: Cashier
625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55155 - 2538


Period of Issuance:

 


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Other Info:
Activity: Food
License Detail URL:

Certificate of Free Sale for Animal Feed

Commercial Feed Program

Licenses & Inspections Locator

Online Licensing System

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)


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