Proposed labeling and labels with directions for use of the soil or plant amendment must be furnished with an application for registration of a soil or plant amendment.
If ingredients are added to animal manure, the ingredients must be specified on the principal label of the container. If the added ingredient exceeds the amount of manure, it must be the first ingredient listed on the principal label and "manure," "cattle manure," "sheep manure," or a similar term must be in type noticeably smaller than that used for the added ingredient. If the packaging of a product features the picture of a designated animal, manure of that species of animal must comprise more than 50 percent of the material in the container.
A claim that a product is "environmentally beneficial" or a similar claim must be accompanied by a statement of explanation of the rationale for the claim and a list of all ingredients in order to allow the consumer to determine the validity of the statement.
A statement suggesting that a product is completely safe and nontoxic to humans, animals, or the environment is a misbranding of the product and must not appear on the label.
If the name of a soil or plant amendment ingredient is used as part of the brand name of a soil or plant amendment, such as animal manure, peat, sphagnum peat moss, or compost, the soil or plant amendment must be composed entirely of the ingredient named.
19 SR 2269
July 24, 2008
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes