2019 Tennessee Code
Title 44 - Animals and Animal Husbandry
Chapter 6 - Commercial Feed Law
§ 44-6-107. Adulteration.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 44-6-107 (2019)
  • A commercial feed shall be deemed to be adulterated if:
    • (1)

      • (A) It bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance that may render it injurious to health; but in case the substance is not an added substance, the commercial feed shall not be considered adulterated under this subdivision (1)(A), if the quantity of the substance in the commercial feed does not ordinarily render it injurious to health;

      • (B) It bears or contains any added poisonous, added deleterious, or added nonnutritive substance that is unsafe within the meaning of § 406 of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, other than one that is:

        • (i) A pesticide chemical in or on a raw agricultural commodity; or

        • (ii) A food additive;

      • (C) It is, or it bears or contains any food additive that is unsafe within the meaning of § 409 of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act;

      • (D) It is a raw agricultural commodity and it bears or contains a pesticide chemical that is unsafe within the meaning of § 408(a) of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; provided, that where a pesticide chemical has been used in or on a raw agricultural commodity in conformity with an exemption granted or a tolerance prescribed under § 408 of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and the raw agricultural commodity has been subjected to processing, such as canning, cooking, freezing, dehydrating, or milling, the residue of the pesticide chemical remaining in or on the processed feed shall not be deemed unsafe if the residue in or on the raw agricultural commodity has been removed to the extent possible in good manufacturing practice and the concentration of the residue in the processed feed is not greater than the tolerance prescribed for the raw agricultural commodity, unless the feeding of such processed feed will result or is likely to result in a pesticide residue in the edible product of the animal that is unsafe within the meaning of § 408(a) of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act;

      • (E) It is, or it bears or contains any color additive that is unsafe within the meaning of § 706 of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act;

      • (F) It is, or it bears or contains any new animal drug that is unsafe within the meaning of § 512 of the federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act;

      • (G) It consists in whole or in part of any filthy, putrid or decomposed substance, or if it is otherwise unfit for feed;

      • (H) It has been prepared, packed, or held under unsanitary conditions whereby it may have become contaminated with filth, or whereby it may have been rendered injurious to health;

      • (I) It is, in whole or in part, the product of a diseased animal or of an animal that has died otherwise than by slaughter that is unsafe within the meaning of § 402 (a)(1) or (2) of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act;

      • (J) Its container is composed, in whole or in part, of any poisonous or deleterious substance that may render the contents injurious to health; or

      • (K) It has been intentionally subjected to radiation, unless the use of the radiation was in conformity with the regulations or exemptions in effect pursuant to § 409 of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act;

    • (2) Any valuable constituent has been in whole or in part omitted or abstracted therefrom or any less valuable substance substituted therefor;

    • (3) Its composition or quality falls below or differs from that which it is purported or is represented to possess by its labeling;

    • (4) It contains a drug and the methods used in or the facilities or controls used for its manufacture, processing, or packaging do not conform to current good manufacturing practice regulations promulgated by the commissioner to assure that the drug meets the requirements of this chapter as to safety and has the identity and strength and meets the quality and purity characteristics that it purports or is represented to possess. In promulgating such regulations, the commissioner shall adopt the current good manufacturing practice regulations for Type A Medicated Articles and Type B and Type C Medicated Feeds established under authority of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, unless the commissioner determines that they are not appropriate to the conditions that exist in this state; or

    • (5) It contains viable weed seeds in amounts exceeding the limits that the commissioner establishes by rule or regulation.

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