Department of Agriculture - Ohio Hauler, Weigher, Sampler and Tester Rules - Construction.

Published: 2007-05-15

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(A) All bulk milk transport tanks or conveyances and the related multi-use equipment with which milk or milk products come into contact, shall be constructed at the time of original purchase and be maintained thereafter in accordance with 3-A sanitary standards as those standards and practices are formulated by the cooperative effort of industry and regulatory groups as represented by the dairy industry committee (DIC), international association of milk, food, and environmental sanitarians (IAMFES), U.S. public health service (USPHS), U.S. department of agriculture (USDA), dairy and food industries supply association (DFISA), and united egg association (UEA).

(B) Conveyances used for the transportation of milk in cans shall be of the enclosed type construction. Provided, direct farm deliveries, shall be covered and operated to protect the product from extreme temperatures, dust, or other adverse conditions, and shall be kept clean.

(C) The cabinet portion(s) of the bulk milk transport tanks or conveyances used for the storage of appurtenances and sampling equipment shall be clean, in good repair and constructed to preclude contamination by dust and dirt.

(D) The bulk milk transport tanks or conveyances dome lid assemblies, vents and dust covers shall be designed to protect the tank and milk from contamination.