The Minnesota bill that would have required petfood companies to register their product recipes with the  Department of Agriculture  has died in committee, according to a press release from the  Pet Food Institute .

Under Minnesota legislative rules, bills not voted out of policy committee by March 27 are dead for the 2009 session. PFI was opposed to the bill. 

In other legislative news for the industry, a West Virginia bill that would impose at minimum a $5 surcharge on the  Commercial Feed Distributor Permit  application fee to fund a spay/neuter program is not expected to pass. According to the institute, the bill will not receive support from the  West Virginia Department of Agriculture .