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Sample Schedule 11: VETERINARY PRODUCTS, FEEDS, & BY-PRODUCTS FOR ANIMAL FEEDS

  1. GENERAL
    This sampling schedule may be used as a guide in the collection of surveillance or compliance samples resulting from district assignments or as a follow-up to violative inspections and/or investigations. Before collecting follow-up samples to violative inspections or investigations, contact your supervisor since it may be necessary for your district to consult with the Atlanta Center for Nutrient Analysis (HFR-SE680) when unscheduled compliance sampling is contemplated.
  2. SAMPLE PRODUCT, SIZE, & SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
    Vitamin-mineral testing, sampling instructions and information. Sample size includes 702(b) portion.

    Unless excessive cost is a factor, collect at least 3 intact containers from each lot or control number. When sampling from bulk lots, collect appropriate subs from a minimum of 3 different bulk containers in the lot.

    DOSAGE FORM VITAMIN-MINERAL PREPARATIONS (Single/Multiple Ingredients)
    PRODUCTNO. SUBSAMPLESMINIMUM TOTAL
    SAMPLE SIZE
    REMARKS
    Injectables3 vials/amps30 mlSplit samples for sterility testing (60 vials/amps)
    Tabs/Caps3 retail units300 Tabs/CapsSplit sample for micro tests (10/50 tab/cap subs)
    Liquids3 retail units4 fl. oz.Split sample for micro tests (10/2 fl. oz. subs)
    Powders3 retail units112 g (4 oz)Same as above

    FEEDS & BY-PRODUCTS FOR ANIMAL FEEDS (Vitamin-Mineral Claims)
    Vitamin A & D Concentrates,
    Supplements & (A&D feeding
    3 retail units(1/2 gal or less)3 lbs (1.4 kg) 3 pintsLimit samples to those products containing at least 800 units/g Vit A and/or 80 Feeds units/g Vit D
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
    Concentrates, Supplements,
    & feeds
    SameSameLimit samples to those products containing at least 20 mg/lb
    Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
    Concentrates, Supplements& feeds
    SameSameLimit samples to those products containing at least 1 mg/lb
    Multiple Vitamins Concentrates, Supplements, & feeds.SameSameLimit samples to those products meeting vitamin levels listed above.
  3. SAMPLE SUBMISSION

    Submit all samples for Vitamin Potency analysis to the Atlanta Center for Nutrient Analysis (HFR-SE680). Submit samples for filth analysis, microbiological examination, sterility, etc. to your district servicing laboratory.