Abnormal Freezing Point Standard for Cow’s Milk Regulations

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Abnormal Freezing Point Standard for Cow’s Milk Regulations

made under Section 11 of the

Dairy Industry Act

S.N.S. 2000, c. 24

N.S. Reg. 59/2012 (February 19, 2012, effective April 1, 2012)


1      These regulations may be cited as the Abnormal Freezing Point Standard for Cow’s Milk Regulations.


2      These regulations apply only to producers of cow’s milk.


3     In these regulations,


“abnormal freezing point” means a freezing point test reading of above -0.525° Hortvet or -0.507 °C, as determined using a cryoscope;


“cow” means the mature female of domestic cattle, genus Bos;


“dairy testing lab” means the Quality Evaluation Division, Laboratory Services Section, of the Department of Agriculture;


                “grader” means a person who holds a bulk milk grader certificate issued by the Minister.

Sampling and testing raw milk

4     (1)    Each producer must have their raw milk sampled and tested for an abnormal freezing point at least 6 times during each 6-month period, and each sample must be taken at least 14 days after the most recent previous sample was taken.


       (2)    The dairy testing lab must schedule the milk sampling and testing required by subsection (1).


       (3)    All milk sampling under these regulations must be carried out by a grader or an inspector.


       (4)    All milk testing under these regulations must be carried out by the dairy testing lab.

Reporting test results

5     The dairy testing lab must send the results of each test carried out under these regulations to the producer whose milk was tested and to the Board.

Penalties under Milk Producer Licensing Regulations

6     In accordance with Section 7 of the Milk Producer Licensing Regulations, the Board must notify a producer if the results of a test carried out under these regulations show that the producer’s milk is subject to the penalties prescribed in that Section.

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