of Soil Scientists
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Office of Indiana State Chemist
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What We Do:
The purpose of the Indiana Commercial Feed Law (IC 15-5-3) is many fold. First
and foremost, is the assurance of a safe human food supply of meat, milk, and
eggs, by assuring that animal feeds are safe. Inspections performed at feed manufacturing
firms assure medications are used properly, feeds are free from adulterants or
harmful contaminants, and that feeds are properly labeled for their intended
use. Over 3,000 samples are collected and analyzed per year to assure they are
free of contaminants and also were manufactured according to their labeling specifications.
Pet foods are also a high priority in the program. Many pets are on a certain
feed or brand of feed for their entire life. Making sure those feeds are free
of contaminants and formulated to meet the pet's nutritional needs, assures that
our pet companions live long and healthy lives.
We work closely with other
Indiana departments and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assure our
goals are met. Protecting the animal and customer purchasing the feed are
the cornerstone of the program.