Agriculture Compliance

Feed, Fertilizer, Lime, Seed Inspection, 
Stockyards, Brands, and Certificates of Free Sale

 
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NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULE CHANGE

Brunswick Grass

An Administrative Rule Change was approved by a vote of the
Agriculture Board May 14, 2019.
The new rule is as follows:

 Reg. 80-11-1-.06  Noxious Weed Seed Prohibitions and Restrictions.
(ff)  Brunswick grass (Paspalum nicorae) – restricted – 300 seed/pound.

 

To avoid any interruption in the flow of business during the transition period, 
the rule for enforcement will not be implemented until January 1, 2020.


Agriculture Compliance


Agriculture Compliance is responsible for many areas of agriculture.  

We inspect and enforce laws pertaining to feed, seed, fertilizer and agricultural lime as well as conducting yearly BSE Inspections at feed manufacturing facilities.

We issue permits to seed dealers and processors.

Agricultural Compliance is responsible for Stockyards and Brands registration and licensing/permitting of bonded livestock markets, livestock dealers, issuing livestock hauler trailer tags and livestock brands.

We also issue Certificates of Free Sale to Alabama companies in order for them to ship their products around the world. 


 

Effective January 1, 2017, stricter federal rules regulate how medically important antibioticsmedications that are important for treating human diseasecan be administered to animals in feed and drinking water.

Among the provisions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires veterinary oversight whenever such antibiotics are administered to any food animal species via feed or water, even if the animals are not intended for food production. From pet rabbits and pigs, to backyard poultry, to large livestock farms, the same restrictions apply. 

All medically important antibiotics to be used in feed or water for food animal species require a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) or a prescription.
 

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

U.S. Food & Drug Administration Veterinary Feed Directive Page

 

FDA Recall Page


09/26/2019  FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Performance Dog Raw Pet Food Due to Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes
09/24/2019  
TDBBS Voluntarily Recalls Pig Ear Pet Treats No Illnesses Reported; Strictly Precautionary

08/30/2019  
FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Certain Lots of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made Frozen Raw Pet Food Due to Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes
08/29/2019    UPDATE - FDA Investigates Contaminated Pig Ear Pet Treats Connected to Human Salmonella Infections.

08/15/2019    FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food Due to Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes

08/14/2019    FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food Due to Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes


07/31/2019   FDA Investigates Contaminated Pig Ear Pet Treats Connected to Human Salmonella Infections
07/26/2019   The Lennox Intl Inc is Voluntary Recalling Natural Pig Ears 

07/03/2019   Pet Supplies Plus Issues Consumer Advisory for Bulk Pig Ear Product FDA Investigating Contaminated Pig Ear Treats Connecting to Salmonella

05/22/2019   Hill’s Pet Nutrition Additionally Expands Voluntary Recall of Select Canned Dog Food for Elevated Vitamin D
04/04/2019   Thogensen Family Farm Recalls Raw Frozen Ground Pet Food (Rabbit; Duck; Llama; Pork) Because of Possible Listeria MonocytogenesHealth Risk
03/29/2019   Nestle Purina PetCare Company Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of Muse Wet Cat Food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in Three-ounce Cans due to the Potential Presence of Rubber Pieces 

03/26/2019 FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Their Pets Three Lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Raw Dog Food Due to Salmonella


03/21/2019  
FDA Alerts Pet Owners and Veterinarians About Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in 44 Varieties of Hill’s Canned Dog Food in Expanded Recall

02/01/2019    Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D

01/23/2019   FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed One Lot of Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Due to Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes
01/14/2019  FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed One Lot of A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs Due to Salmonella 


Contact Information

 

Scott Absher
Program Manager

Phone:  334-240-7184
              
Fax:      334-240-7193

1-800-642-7761 ext. 7184


State of Alabama
Department of Agriculture and Industries
Agricultural Compliance Section
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36107-1123

Field Inspector Contact Information

Jamie Booker, Supervisor - 251-589-2612

Jason Fields - 256-​280-5032 

Coty Galloway - 256-947-0081 

Carl Jackson - 334-850-9603       

Bill McMillan - 334-726-0143        

Kenny Mehearg - 334-850-0780      

Blake Pickett - 334-850-1317     

Kevin Rye - 256-460-3009





Code of Alabama & Administrative Code Rules


Division Contacts

Agriculture Compliance Division 

State of Alabama 
Department of Agriculture and Industries
Agricultural Compliance Section
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36107-1123
Program Director 

Scott Absher

Phone:  334-240-7184 
Fax:       334-240-7193
1-800-642-7761 ext 7184 or 7304
agcompliance@agi.alabama.gov