Agriculture Compliance

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

 
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Resources for Animal Food Producers in Gulf Coast Affected by Hurricane Sally

As Hurricane Sally approaches the Gulf Coast of the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine reminds those who may be affected by storm waters about resources available for animal food producers who may be harvesting, mixing, storing or distributing grains and other foods for animals.

The FDA reminds harvesters that crops harvested from flooded fields are often unacceptable because of contamination. Flood waters, which are different from pooled rain water, may contain sewage, pathogenic organisms, pesticides, chemical wastes, or other toxic substances. Mold growth is another serious concern for flood impacted crops intended for use in animal food. Some molds produce mycotoxins, which are toxic to certain animals and people.

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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


09/22/2020   
 Real Pet Food Company of Phoenix, AZ Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe Dog Food in 4 lb Bags Because of a Possible Salmonella Health Risk (USA)

09/02/2020    Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Dog Food Products Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin
08/25/2020    Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk  

07/08/2020     The J. M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of One Lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula Canned Cat Food

02/28/2020     Purina Animal Nutrition Voluntarily Recalling Select Lot Codes of Purina®Rabbit Feed, Purina® Turkey Feed, Country Acres® Rabbit Feed and DuMOR® Chick Starter/Grower Feed

02/14/2020     FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed One Lot of Aunt Jeni's Home Made Frozen Raw Pet Food Due to Salmonella
12/05/2019   The J. M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of Special Kitty Wet, Canned Cat Food Due to Health Concerns

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



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