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2-2804.Labeling of containers, bulk lots; listing or guaranteeing active ingredients; data substantiating usefulness, when required. (a) Each container of a soil amendment shall be labeled on the face or display side in a readable and conspicuous form to show the following information:

(1) The net weight of the contents;

(2) the name of the product;

(3) the guaranteed analysis, including the name and the percentage of each active ingredient and the percentage of inert ingredients;

(4) a statement as to the purpose of the product;

(5) adequate directions for use; and

(6) the name and address of the registrant.

(b) Bulk lots shall be labeled by attaching a copy of the label to the invoice, which shall be furnished the purchaser.

(c) No active ingredient may be listed or guaranteed on a label or labeling of a soil amendment without the secretary's approval.  The secretary shall allow an active ingredient to be listed or guaranteed on the label or labeling if satisfactory supportive data is provided the secretary to substantiate the value and usefulness of the active ingredient. In any case where there are no active ingredients or there are no claims made for the product, the secretary may require supportive data or information to substantiate the value and usefulness of the product. The secretary may rely on outside sources such as the agricultural experiment stations established by K.S.A. 76-465 and amendments thereto for assistance in evaluation of the data submitted.

(d) When an active ingredient is permitted to be listed or guaranteed, it must be determinable by laboratory methods and is subject to inspection and analysis.  The secretary may prescribe methods and procedures of inspection and analysis of the active ingredient.

(e) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any bulk lots of animal manures except that the quantity and name of any ingredients added thereto shall be specified.

History: L. 1976, ch. 2, § 4; L. 1980, ch. 2, § 2; L. 1985, ch. 14, § 3; July 1.

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