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§ 5106. Adulteration. No person shall distribute adulterated feed. A commercial feed, customer-formula feed or exempted material shall be deemed to be adulterated if it meets any of the following criteria: (1) It bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render it injurious to the health of humans or animals. If the substance is not an added substance, the commercial feed shall not be considered adulterated under this paragraph if the quantity of the substance in the commercial feed does not ordinarily render it injurious to health. (2) It bears or contains any added poisonous, added deleterious or added nonnutritive substance which is unsafe within the meaning of section 406 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (52 Stat. 1040, 21 U.S.C. § 301 et seq.) other than a pesticide chemical in or on a raw agricultural commodity or a food additive. (3) It is, bears or contains any food additive which is unsafe within the meaning of section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. (4) It is a raw agricultural commodity and it bears or contains a pesticide chemical which is unsafe within the meaning of section 408(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Where a pesticide chemical has been used in or on a raw agricultural commodity in conformity with an exemption granted or a tolerance prescribed under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the raw agricultural commodity has been subjected to processing such as canning, cooking, freezing, dehydrating or milling, the residue of the pesticide chemical remaining in or on the processed feed shall not be deemed unsafe if the residue has been removed to the extent possible in good manufacturing practice and the concentration of the residue in the processed feed is not greater than the tolerance prescribed for the raw agricultural commodity. If the feeding of the processed feed will result or is likely to result in a pesticide residue in the edible product of the animal which is unsafe within the meaning of section 408(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, it shall be deemed adulterated. (5) It is, bears or contains any color additive which is unsafe within the meaning of section 706 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. (6) It is, bears or contains any new animal drug which is unsafe within the meaning of section 512 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. (7) Any valuable constituent has been, in whole or in part, omitted or abstracted therefrom or any less valuable substance substituted therefor. (8) Its composition or quality falls below or differs from that which it is purported or represented to possess by its labeling. (9) It contains a drug and the methods used in or the facilities or controls used for its manufacture, processing or packaging do not conform to current good manufacturing practice regulations promulgated by the department to assure that the drug meets the requirements of this chapter as to safety, identity and strength, quality and purity characteristics which the drug purports or is represented to possess. In promulgating these regulations, the department shall adopt the current good manufacturing practice regulations for Type A medicated articles and Type B and Type C medicated feeds established under authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act unless it determines that they are not appropriate to the conditions which exist in this Commonwealth. (10) It contains viable weed seeds in amounts exceeding the limits which the department establishes by regulation. Cross References. Section 5106 is referred to in section 5102 of this title.