901:5-7-20 Ingredients for pet food and specialty pet food.

(A) Each ingredient of a pet food or specialty pet food shall be listed in the ingredient statement as follows:

(1) The names of all ingredients in the ingredient statement shall be shown in letters or type of the same size, style, and color;

(2) The ingredients shall be listed in descending order by their predominance by weight in non-quantitative terms;

(3) Ingredients shall be listed and identified by the name and definition established by the AAFCO; and

(4) Any ingredient for which no name and definition have been so established shall be identified by the common or usual name of the ingredient.

(B) The ingredients "meat" or "meat by-products" shall be qualified to designate the animal from which the meat or meat by-products are derived unless the meat or meat by-products are derived from cattle, swine, sheep, goats, or any combination thereof.

(C) Brand or trade names shall not be used in the ingredient statement.

(D) A reference to the quality, nature, form, or other attribute of an ingredient shall be allowed when the reference meets all of the following:

(1) The designation is not false or misleading;

(2) The ingredient imparts a distinctive characteristic to the pet food or specialty pet food because it possesses that attribute; and

(3) A reference to quality or grade of the ingredient does not appear in the ingredient statement.

Replaces: 901:5-7-20

Effective: 09/21/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/21/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 923.50
Rule Amplifies: 923.43
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/1995