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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 22-1471



Commercial Feed Ingredients

[52 Pa.B. 6047]
[Saturday, September 24, 2022]

 Under 3 Pa.C.S. § 5109 of the Commercial Feed Act (act) (relating to rules and regulations), the Department of Agriculture (Department) has the authority to promulgate rules and regulations necessary for administration and implementation of the act. Under 7 Pa. Code Chapter 71 (relating to commercial feed), the names and definitions for commercial feeds will be those contained in the Official Definitions of Feed Ingredients adopted by the Association of American Feed Control Officials and the terms used in reference to commercial feeds will be those contained in the Official Feed Terms adopted by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (7 Pa. Code § 71.1(a) and (b) (relating to general provisions)).

 The Department recognizes the following new official commercial animal feed terms and definitions, as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials.

Black Soldier Fly Oil—The product obtained by mechanically extracting the oil from dried larvae of Black Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens, that have been raised on a feedstock composed exclusively of feed grade materials. It is intended for use in swine, finfish feed and adult dog food, as a source of energy consistent with good feeding practices. It consists predominately of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids or other materials obtained from fats. It must contain, and be guaranteed for, not less than 90% total fatty acids, not more than 2% unsaponifiable matter and not more than 1% insoluble impurities. Maximum free fatty acids and moisture must also be guaranteed. If antioxidants are used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words ''used as a preservative.''

Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae—The dried larvae of the Black Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens, with or without mechanical extraction of part of the oil, that has been raised on feedstock composed exclusively of feed grade materials. The ingredient must be labeled with guarantees for minimum crude protein and minimum crude fat on an as-fed basis. If oil is mechanically extracted, maximum crude fat must also be guaranteed on the ingredient label. The ingredient is dried by artificial means to no more than 10% moisture. It is used in salmonid, poultry and swine feed and in adult dog food, as a source of protein and fat consistent with good feeding practices.

Human Grade—Every ingredient and the resulting product must be stored, handled, processed and transported in a manner that is consistent and compliant with 21 CFR Part 117 (relating to current good manufacturing practice, hazard analysis, and risk-based preventive controls for human food) and those applicable Federal human food laws as required by ingredient, process or facility type, or both.

Urea Formaldehyde Condensation Polymer—An amino resin that may be used in animal feeds: (a) as a pelleting aid; excluding feed for aquatic species. The free formaldehyde must not exceed 0.1 ppm in the finished pelleted feed; and (b) as an agent to reduce the solubility and fermentation of soybean meal intended for ruminant feed. It must not exceed 1% of the treated soybean meal.

 The Department gives notice of the following:

 1. The definitions of American Pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegioides (L. Pers)) and European Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium L.) were withdrawn from the terms and definitions published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials and those ingredients are no longer permitted in commercial animal feed.

 2. A modification to the current Official definition of Dried ____ Fermentation Product has been introduced to the Association of American Feed Control Officials as Tentative.

Dried ____ Fermentation Product—The product derived by culturing ____ on appropriate nutrient media for the production of one or more of the following: enzymes, fermentation substances or other microbial metabolites, and dried in accordance with approved methods and good manufacturing practices. Protein, amino acids, fat, fiber, cell count, enzyme activity or nutrient metabolite level shall be guaranteed where applicable. Use of Lactobacillus buchneri and Lactobacillus diolivorans is limited to silage and high moisture corn grain in plant inoculant products. (For label identification the source must be indicated such as Bacillus subtilis, Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus niger, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus buchneri, Lactobacillus bulgaricus or Enterococcus faecium, or as permitted by Food and Drug Administration.)

 Direct questions or information requests to David Dressler, Agronomic Program Specialist, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408, (717) 772-5216.

 A complete listing of official terms and definitions can be accessed from the Association of American Feed Control Officials at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-1471. Filed for public inspection September 23, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]

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