1. I want to start making dog treats and selling them on social media and at local farmers markets. What do I need to do to be compliant with SC rules and regulations?
The SC Commercial Feed Act can be found here. SCDA requires the product(s) to be registered and properly labeled. Registration information can be found on the Feed Safety Compliance page. Be aware that although it is acceptable to make pet food or treats in your home kitchen at this time, it is discouraged because your home kitchen may be subject to inspection in the event of a complaint or food safety incident.
2. My pet became sick after eating the pet food/feed I purchased. What can I do to bring this to the attention of SCDA?
SCDA records complaints for animal feed and pet food. You may call the SCDA Feed Safety Program at 803-734-0238 and explain that you would like to file a complaint about an animal feed or pet food. More information about complaints can be found on the Feed Safety Compliance Page.
3. I would like to make animal food products with CBD oil such as pet treats, pet foods, and animal feed. What do I need to know? Is this allowed?
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is aware of the growing public interest in hemp and cannabis-derived products, including cannabidiol (CBD), and will follow the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) position:
“FDA has concluded that it is a prohibited act to introduce or deliver for introduction into interstate commerce any food to which CBD has been added.” https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm421168.htm#legal
Materials and products that are CBD infused need to be treated as drugs. There is no nutritional intended use for this compound at this point in time.
Interested parties may present any evidence that they think has bearing on this issue to AAFCO Hemp Products Investigators: Richard Ten Eyck (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Falina Hutchinson (email@example.com).