§ 2-21-16 Short title
§ 2-21-17 Definitions
§ 2-21-18 Enforcing official
§ 2-21-19 Licensing
§ 2-21-20 Labeling
§ 2-21-21 Misbranding
§ 2-21-22 Adulteration
§ 2-21-23 Prohibited acts
§ 2-21-24 Inspection fee; quarterly statement; disposition of fees; overpayments
§ 2-21-25 Rules and regulations
§ 2-21-26 Inspection, sampling, and analysis
§ 2-21-27 Stop sale orders, seizure and condemnation
§ 2-21-28 Short weight
§ 2-21-29 Feed deficiency penalties
§ 2-21-30 Recovery of short weight and feed deficiency penalties
§ 2-21-31 Penalties for violations of chapter or rules and regulations; injunctive relief; warning notices
§ 2-21-32 Protection of trade secrets
§ 2-21-33 Cooperation with other entities
§ 2-21-34 Publication of certain information

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 2 > Chapter 21 - Commercial Feeds

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • BRAND NAME: Any word, name, symbol or device, or any combination thereof, identifying the commercial feed of a distributor or licensee and distinguishing it from that of others. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • bus: Every motor vehicle designed for carrying more than 10 passengers and used for the transportation of individuals and every motor vehicle other than a taxicab, designed and used for the transportation of individuals for compensation. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • COMMERCIAL FEED: Such term includes customer-formula feed, as this term is used in this chapter, and means any material whether simple, mixed compound, ground, unground, organic or inorganic, used as a feed for animals other than man or any material including minerals, vitamins, antibiotics, anti-oxidants, medicines, drugs, chemicals and other substances, materials or elements, or parts thereof intended for use or used as an ingredient or component of a mixture of materials, used as a feed for animals other than man; provided, that the commissioner, with approval of the board and by regulation, may exempt from this definition or from specific provisions of this chapter, commodities such as unprocessed and unmixed whole seeds, 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 subdivision (1) of Section 2-21-22. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • container: Any bag, box, barrel, package, carton, object, apparatus, device, appliance or other container into which commercial feed is packed, stored or placed for handling and transporting. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • CONTRACT FEEDER: 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. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • COVERED CONTRACT: Any written employment separation, termination, or post-employment settlement or release agreement written solely for that purpose; any written business relationship termination agreement written solely for that purpose; and any written settlement between parties to a legal dispute written solely for that purpose, whether before, during, or after litigation, and the provisions thereof. See Alabama Code 8-1-221
  • CUSTOMER-FORMULA FEED: Commercial feed which consists of a mixture of commercial feeds and/or feed ingredients, each batch of which is manufactured according to the specific instructions of the final purchaser. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • department: The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • director: The Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • DISPARAGING STATEMENT: Any statement that does any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 8-1-221

  • distribute: To offer for sale, sell, exchange or barter commercial feed; or to supply, furnish or otherwise provide commercial feed to a contract feeder. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • distributor: Any person who distributes. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • driver: Every individual who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • drug: Any substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in animals other than man and substances other than feed intended to affect the structure or any function of the animal body. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • FEED INGREDIENT: Each of the constituent materials making up a commercial feed. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • GROSS WEIGHT: The weight of a vehicle without load plus the weight of any load thereon. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • label: 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. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • labeling: All labels and other written, printed or graphic matter

    a. See Alabama Code 2-21-17

  • LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: The dollar sum that the parties have by the covered contract fixed or assessed as damages to be paid as compensation for a breach of contract. See Alabama Code 8-1-221
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • manufacture: To grind, mix or blend, or further process, a commercial feed for distribution. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • MINERAL FEED: A commercial feed intended to supply primarily mineral elements or inorganic nutrients. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • MOTOR VEHICLE: Every vehicle that is self-propelled and every vehicle that is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except for electric personal assistive mobility devices and electric bicycles. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • OFFICIAL SAMPLE: A sample of feed taken by the commissioner or his agent in accordance with Section 2-21-26. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • PERMITTED ANALYTICAL VARIATION: Allowances for the inherent variability in sampling and in laboratory analyses of guaranteed components, as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials from time to time in its official publication. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • person: Every individual, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • person: An individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government, government subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Alabama Code 8-1-221
  • person: Such term includes individual, partnership, corporation, cooperatives and associations. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • pet: Any domesticated animal normally maintained in or near the household of the owner thereof. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • PET FOOD: Any commercial feed prepared and distributed for consumption by pets. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • PRODUCT NAME: The name of the commercial feed which identifies it as to kind, class or specific use. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • SPECIALTY PET: Any domesticated animal pet normally maintained in a cage or tank, such as, but not limited to, gerbils, hamsters, canaries, psittacine birds, mynahs, finches, tropical fish, goldfish, snakes and turtles. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • SPECIALTY PET FOOD: Any commercial feed prepared and distributed for consumption by specialty pets. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • state: A state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a province of Canada. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • statement: Spoken words, remarks, comments, publications, opinions, and other expressions delivered orally, in writing, or through websites, blogs, postings to the Internet, emails, texts, or by other electronic means, whether done publicly or privately in one's own name, anonymously, or through the use of a pseudonym. See Alabama Code 8-1-221
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • ton: A net weight of two thousand pounds avoirdupois. See Alabama Code 2-21-17
  • traffic: Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using any highway for purposes of travel. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • vehicle: Every device in, upon, or by which any individual or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks or electric personal assistive mobility devices; provided, that for the purposes of this title, a bicycle, an electric bicycle, or a ridden animal shall be deemed a vehicle, except those provisions of this title, which by their very nature can have no application. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • VERTICAL-INTEGRATOR FEED: A commercial feed manufactured for feeding livestock, poultry or aquatic animals that are owned by the person manufacturing the feed or that are owned by subsidiaries, parents or other business entities associated with the manufacturer through common ownership. See Alabama Code 2-21-17