Department of Agriculture - Ohio Manufacture Milk Rules - Added water.

Published: 2016-02-21

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(A) Added water is considered to be an adulteration of the product. Producer milk samples may be tested for added water to establish a cryoscope herd history for the producer. The director shall send the producer a written warning when the cryoscope reading exceeds five per cent added water above the established herd history. The warning shall be in effect for one year from the date of the warning letter. The director shall immediately suspend the producer license or registration for adulteration with added water when the cryoscope reading exceeds five per cent above the established herd history on the second occasion.

(B) If the director determines that a producer, processor, or hauler has purposefully caused the milk or milk product to be adulterated, the director may immediately suspend the license or registration of the producer, processor, or hauler pursuant to section 917.22 of the Revised Code.