Agriculture & Markets - Milk Control - Transportation and storage of milk

Published: 2014-09-22

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§ 257-a. Transportation and storage of milk. 1. Any vehicle
transporting pasteurized milk for retail sale in the same container
shall be transported in a vehicle capable of maintaining milk at a
temperature of at least forty-five degrees fahrenheit or cooler.

2. It shall be unlawful for milk excluding UHT/aseptic packaged milk
and milk products to be shipped or stored in the same enclosed
refrigerated compartment which contains any hazardous or toxic
chemicals, or solid waste. "Toxic and hazardous chemicals" shall not
mean common household products normally sold in grocery stores and
supermarkets or those products normally provided to commercial
establishments by a food service company, that are packaged and handled
in a manner which avoids contamination of milk or milk products. "Solid
waste" shall not mean any packaging that is approved for reuse such as
returnable milk bottles.

3. It shall be the responsibility of any milk dealer who sells milk or
dairy products intended for resale to another distributor to obtain
certification from such distributor that the requirements for proper
refrigeration transportation as provided in this section are met.

4. The commissioner may exempt persons who purchase or handle milk in
a total quantity not exceeding twenty gallons per day from the
requirements of this section.