State backtracks on commercial feed rule
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has decided to exempt potato processors from a commercial animal feed rule after J.R. Simplot Company and others asked for the change.
The Idaho Business Review reports that state officials recently announced that all waste byproducts that do not require further processing are exempt from the rule.
The rule involved a registration process and a label with nutritional information for the feed plus a $40 fee.
Alan L. Prouty of J.R. Simplot Company in a letter to state officials said the labeling would be problematic because of the variation in food processing production waste.
Potato processors sell leftovers such as peels to intermediaries who then sell it as cheap feed for cattle.