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2-1001. Definition of terms. (A) The term "commercial feeding stuffs" shall be held to include all feeding stuffs used for feeding livestock, poultry and pets, including customer formula feed, except the following: (a) Whole seeds or grains. (b) The unmixed meals made directly from and consisting of the entire grains of corn, wheat, rye, barley, oats, buckwheat and grain sorghum. (c) Whole hays, straws, silage, cobs, husks, hulls and stover, when unmixed with other materials. (d) All other materials, except pet foods, consisting of sixty per centum (60%) or more of water. (e) Custom mixed feeds.

(B) The term "label" or "labeling" means a display of written, printed or graphic matter on or affixed to the container in which the commercial feeding stuffs is distributed, or on the invoice or delivery slip with a commercial feeding stuffs distributed in bulk.

(C) The term "customer formula feed" means a mixture of feeding stuffs, or a mixture of feeding stuffs and other materials, each lot of which is formulated subsequent to the request of an individual purchaser to contain a specific content of ingredients, protein, vitamin, drug or other guarantee.

(D) The term "custom mixed feed" means a mixture of feed ingredients, or a mixture of feed ingredients and other materials, which are supplied to the owner of the mixing equipment, and are mixed for the owner of the ingredients without any guarantee on the part of the owner of the mixing equipment as to the nutritional or chemical content of the resulting mixture.

(E) The term "pet food" means any commercial feeding stuffs prepared and distributed for consumption by pets.

(F) The term "pet" means any domesticated vertebrate animal normally maintained in or near the household of the owner thereof.

(G) The term "specialty pet food" means any commercial feeding stuffs prepared and distributed for consumption by specialty pets.

(H) The term "specialty pet" means any domesticated animal pet normally maintained in a cage or tank, including but not limited to gerbils, hamsters, canaries, psittacine birds, mynahs, finches, tropical fish, goldfish, snakes and turtles.

History: L. 1923, ch. 105, § 1; R.S. 1923, § 2-1001; L. 1963, ch. 4, § 1; L. 1979, ch. 4, § 1; July 1.

Source or prior law:

L. 1913, ch. 188, § 1; L. 1915, ch. 370, § 1.


1. This and following sections cited; no violation hereunder; custom mixed feed exempted from labeling requirements. Choo-E-Flakes, Inc. v. Good, 224 Kan. 417, 418, 580 P.2d 888.

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