Agriculture Compliance

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

 

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 Stockyards and Brands.  Here we are charged with the care of the Livestock Market Charter Application process; the 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)
 

News & Announcements

Vitakraft Sun Seed Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Rabbit and Macaw Diets Due To Listeria Monocytogenes

06/16/2017 07:40 PM EDT

Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling certain Sunseed Parrot Fruit & Vegetable diet and Sunseed SunSations Rabbit Food due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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United Pet Group Expands Voluntary Recall of Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chew Products for Dogs to Also Include Private Label Brands Due to Possible Chemical Contamination

06/16/2017 08:12 PM EDT

United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products to include our retail partners’ private label brands. The recall involves the brands and products described below.

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Loving Pets Voluntarily Recalls Limited Lot Numbers of Air-Puffed Dog Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

06/14/2017 05:26 PM EDT

Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

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Smallbatch Pets Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Frozen 2LB Chicken Blend For Dogs And Cats Due To Possible Salmonella Health Risk

05/05/2017 08:39 PM EDT

Smallbatch Pets Inc. of Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling two lots of frozen 2lbs. chicken blend for dogs and cats, brand name Smallbatch, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

For detailed information pertaining to this Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts message, please click the link at the beginning of this bulletin.

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Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe TM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food For Adult DogsDue to Potential Health Risk

03/17/2017 10:27 PM EDT

Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally- occurring beef thyroid hormones.
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Wellpet Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of One Recipe of Canned Topper For Dogs Due to Potential Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Beef Thyroid Hormone

03/17/2017 09:19 PM EDT

WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.


Contact Information

 

Andy K. Tipton
Program Director

Phone:  334-240-7184
              334-240-7304

Fax:      334-240-7193

1-800-642-7761 ext. 7184 or 7304


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

Field Inspector Contacts

Jamie Booker.........251-589-2612
            Field Supervisor        

 

Jason Fields...........256-​280-5032

Carl Jackson..........334-850-9603 

Charles Knox..........334-850-0780 

Bill McMillan...........334-726-0143

Blake Pickett............334-850-1317

Kevin Rye.................256-460-3009

Kenneth Whited......256-947-0081


 






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If you are having an issue with livestock feed,
fertilizer, pet food, agricultural lime or seeds
please contact our office.


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 

Andy Tipton

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