Office Information

Food and Feed Safety Division – Commerical Feed Program
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Main phone: 651-201-6027
Fax: 651-201-6116
Website: www.mda.state.mn.us/food-feed/commercial-feed-program
Website: www.mda.state.mn.us/food-feed/pet-food-program

625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN, 55155-2538



Food & Feed Safety Information Desk
After Hours #651-201-6027
(651) 201-6064


Registration Information

Listing/registration is required for all Pet Food and Specialty Pet Food products distributed in MN exclusively in packages of 10# or less. Pet Food or Specialty Pet Food sold in packages less than and greater than 10# pay tonnage inspection fees for all package sizes (see tonnage info). The annual listing fee is $100 per product. Labels and listing fee are required to be submitted annually, to be received by June 30 or before distribution, which ever occurs first.  The penalty for late payment or if an unlisted product is distributed is $100 in addition to the listing fee.


Tonnage Information

$0.16 per ton owed by the first to distribute a feed or feed ingredient in or into MN. The tonnage inspection fee is due annually and must be received by January 31 for distribution done in the previous year. The minimum fee is $75. Small Package listing is required for pet food and specialty pet food in lieu of tonnage. See registration information.


Other Regulations

The annual Commercial Feed License fee is $75 and due on 12/31 for the following year.  The late penalty or distribution without a license is $100.  Any person that manufactures a commercial feed in the state, has their name appear as the guarantor on a commercial feed distributed in the state or makes wholesale distribution of commercial feed in or into the state must have a MN Commercial Feed License.


Contact for Human Grade Pet Food



Minn. Stat. §§ 25.31 to 25.43


Minn. R. 1510.1930 to 1510.2230

Separate Pet Statute/Regulation, Statute/Regulation Citation

Minn. Stat. § 25.40 (1)(b); Minn.
R. 1510.2500 to 1510.2595

Separate Pet Statute/Regulation, Pet defined

Minn. Stat. § 25.33(20)

Regulatory Authority

Minn. Stat. § 25.32

Labeling, Pre-market review of labels


Labeling, Standards

Minn. Stat. § 25.35

Labeling, Model Pet Feed Label Updates


Licensing or Registration

License – Minn. Stat. § 25.341

Ingredient Definitions -incorporation of AAFCO Models by reference

Minn. Stat. § 25.40(1)(a)

Laboratory Standards



Minn. Stat. § 25.36


Minn. Stat. § 25.37

Inspection, Sampling, Analysis

Minn. Stat. § 25.41

Inspection Fees and Reports

Minn. Stat. § 25.39

Prohibited Acts

Minn. Stat. § 25.38


Minn. Stat. § 25.43

Recall Authority

Minn. Stat. § 25.42

How is it funded?

Minn. Stat. § 25.39(4)

A provision prohibiting cottonseed


Good Manufacturing Practice

Minn. Stat. § 25.371

Brand and Product Names

Minn. R. 1510.1947 (2)