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Maryland Department of Agriculture Proposes New Pet Food Regulations

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture is proposing new regulations to establish the requirements for registering pet food and specialty food prior to distribution in Maryland.

This regulation establishes labeling requirements, dietary requirements, nutrient profiles, and other requirements that are necessary for consumers to make educated decisions when purchasing pet food or specialty pet food. The regulations can be found online.

A public hearing is scheduled for February 13, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Maryland Department of Agriculture headquarters, Room 110, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

Comments may be sent to Tom Phillips, State Chemist, Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, or call (410) 841-2721, or email to, or fax to (410) 841-2740. Comments will be accepted through February 15, 2017.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:
Jessica Hackett
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888