Department of Agriculture - Ohio Manufacture Milk Rules - Utensils and equipment.

Published: 2016-02-21

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(A) Utensils, milk cans, milking machines, pipeline systems, and other equipment used in the handling of milk shall be maintained in good condition, shall be free from rust, open seams, milkstone, or any unsanitary condition, and shall be washed, rinsed, and drained after each milking, stored in suitable facilities, and sanitized immediately before use with at least fifty parts per million chlorine solution or a sanitizing solution listed in 21 C.F.R. 178.1010 (2014) that is used in accordance with label directions. New or replacement can lids shall be umbrella type. All new utensils and equipment shall comply with applicable 3-A sanitary standards.

(B) Farm bulk milk tanks shall meet 3-A sanitary standards for construction at the time of installation and shall be installed in accordance with rule 901:11-2-13 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Single service articles shall be properly stored and shall not be reused.