Health, Hygiene And Safety Requirements Of The Raw Milk Movement

Original Language Title: Veterinārās, higiēnas un nekaitīguma prasības svaigpiena apritei

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 358, Riga, 20 May 2008 (pr. No 32, 37) veterinary hygiene and safety requirements for raw milk movement Issued in accordance with article 25 of the law on veterinary medicine 1 and paragraph 12 of i. General questions 1. determines the health, hygiene and safety requirements, as well as the raw milk movement control procedures under: 1.1. European Parliament and Council of 29 April 2004, Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs (hereinafter referred to as the European Parliament and Council Regulation No 852/2004);
1.2. European Parliament and Council of 29 April 2004, Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin (hereinafter referred to as the European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004);
1.3. European Parliament and Council of 29 April 2004, Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 laying down specific rules for products of animal origin intended for human consumption for the organisation of official controls (hereinafter referred to as the regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EC) No 854/2004).
2. This provision requirements controls the food and veterinary service (hereinafter service).
3. to ensure that the raw milk movement hygiene supervision and control by the State Agency "agricultural data centre" (hereinafter referred to as the data center) creates and maintains a single database of raw milk quality (hereinafter database). The database includes mandatory indicators of raw milk safety testing results. Database is the data center held by the agricultural data centre information system components.
4. the conformity of this provision with raw milk requirements is responsible: 4.1 raw milk producer (hereinafter producer): 4.1.1 raw milk yielding, chilling and storing;
4.1.2. raw milk transport, if it is supplied by the manufacturer to the buyer a vehicle that has received the authorization of the service of food;
4.2. the buyer of raw milk (hereinafter referred to as the buyer), raw milk collection, transport and recycling or transferring it for processing.
5. If the producer, of small quantities of raw milk supplied directly to the final consumer or trader who deals with retail and direct supply to the final consumer to raw milk, then observe the legislation on minimum health and safety requirements for movement of raw milk in small amounts.
II. sales of raw milk permit procedure 6. Permission to realize the raw milk (hereinafter permit) shall receive or renew those milk producers: 6.1. up to this date of entry into force of the provisions has been involved in raw milk;
6.2. the wish to resume the sale of raw milk raw milk sales ban after the cancellation.
7. to engage in a food chain and launched production of raw milk sales, manufacturer: 7.1 recorded flock and shed according the requirements of the laws on animal, herd and the registration of holdings and identification of animals;
7.2. the territorial Department of the service shall be submitted in the application for authorization. The application shall state: 7.2.1. accommodation owner's name;
7.2.2. the accommodation name, address and registration number;
7.2.3. the registration number of the herd;
7.2.4. the merchant name and legal address, which will be sold raw milk.
8. to resume the production of raw milk sales, the manufacturer shall submit to the territorial unit of the service, the application for renewal of authorization. The application of these provisions indicate 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3 and 7.2.4.. the bottom of the information referred to in paragraph 1.
9. assess the application and service within five working days of the holding surveyed.
10. If the animal meets this provision the requirements of chapter III and IV of these regulations, the stand chapter service: 10.1 during the survey removes samples of raw milk safety indicators assessment (total number of bacteria, somatic cell count or antibiotic residues, inhibitors (hereinafter residues) presence);
10.2. take a sample of the raw milk testing laboratory that performs this provision paragraph 28 mentioned testing, is an accredited national agency "Latvian National Accreditation Bureau" to the standard LVS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 "the competence of testing and calibration laboratories-General requirements" and for which the economic Ministry published a notice in the newspaper "Gazette" (hereinafter referred to as the accredited laboratories) or test in another Member State of the European Union.
11. If the animal meets this provision the requirements of chapter III – this provision storage requirements and chapter IV raw milk – this provision in paragraph 29 criteria, service within three working days in writing or electronically (if specified in the electronic mail address) announces a decision on the authorisation of the producer to realize the raw milk, as well as inform the data center. Data Center information about raw milk producers is included in the database. Authorisation (annex) a producer can receive the service of the territorial Department of the date of notification of the decision.
12. The provision in paragraph 9 and 10 the Services service provides for a fee according to the regulations of the service fees specified in the Pricelist of services.
13. the housing where the milk marketed for processing service surveyed at least once every three years. If at the time of the survey irregularities are detected (such as animal health does not meet this provision the requirements of chapter III, this provision – storage requirements of chapter IV and this rule 10.1 above the bottom of the sample test results do not satisfy this provision in paragraph 29 the criteria above) service shall decide on the suspension of the permit.
III. animal health requirements 14. Requirements for the animal health, from which the raw milk, the European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, part I.
15. Raw milk obtained from animals are clinically healthy. If the animals are treated and the body exist in the restriction of the use of the medicinal product, comply with the requirements laid down in European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, point 1 of part I, the regulations for the control of residues and its funding arrangements, about the restrictions in the use of the medicinal product in animals and food of animal origin.
16. The animals from which milk is tested according to the requirements laid down in European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, point 2 of part I and the law on the procedures taken to infectious disease prevention and control, with which both animal and sick people.
17. If the shed which produces raw milk, animals are not tested according to the provisions of paragraph 15 of the said requirements, the milk marketed pursuant to European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, point 3 of part I of the requirements and comply with the requirements of the laws and procedures by which their infectious disease prevention and control, with which both animal and sick people.
18. in accordance with European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, point 4 of part I of the requirements banned human consumption of use a raw milk obtained from animals to which preventive tests carried out according to the requirements of the laws and procedures by which their infectious disease prevention and control, with which both animal and sick people, the individual has a positive reaction to the tuberculosis or brucellosis.
19. Holding animals investigated for enzootic bovine leukosis, in accordance with the annual service for enzootic bovine leukosis surveillance and eradication programme under the legislative requirements for enzootic bovine leucosis procedure for the prevention and eradication.
IV. Hygiene accommodation 20. Raw Milk gets yards of conforming to the European Parliament and Council Regulation No 852/2004, annex I, and European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I of part II.
21. in all actions relating to the procurement of raw milk, according to European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004 article 3 (2) to use potable water, complying with the requirements of the legislation on the minimum drinking water safety and quality requirements and the monitoring and control procedures.
22. the equipment surfaces and objects that come into contact with raw milk, comply with the requirements of European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, section A of part II of paragraph 3 and in the laws on minimum safety requirements for the materials and articles in contact with food.
23. in accordance with European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, section B, part II, paragraph 1 of the section "e" of the udder and teat skin apmazgāšan is allowed to use disinfecting solution or spray according to the requirements of the legislation on biocides.
V. criteria for raw milk 24. Buyer, on the basis of a written agreement with the producer, provided the raw milk samples (hereinafter referred to as the minimum raw milk samples) investigation of bacterial population, somatic cell count and inhibitors or the presence of residues and sending it to a laboratory accredited according to the European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, part III, paragraph 2.

25. Minimum of samples of raw milk remove the person in accordance with the approved programme of the service are trained in rural Latvia consulting and education centre and has received a certificate to carry out this work (hereinafter referred to as the certificate). Certificate valid for two years.
26. If a person received a certificate to the date of entry into force of the provisions, it shall be renewed in two years.
27. each time the collection of raw milk samples from each producer's koppien (raw milk sold to the purchaser by the manufacturer at one time) according to the standard EN 175:1999 "unpasteurized milk sampling" requirements and labelled according to the purchaser's tube self-control system specific methodology.
28. The buyer: 28.1. Select minimum of samples of raw milk, label it with the provisions referred to in paragraph 44 of the labels and provides it to the accredited laboratory: 28.1.1. not less than twice a month, the total number of bacteria;
28.1.2. not less than once a month – somatic cell count;
28.1.3. not less than once a month – inhibitor (substance that slows or stops the chemical reaction, microbial development, inhibit enzyme activity, including detergents and disinfectants) or the presence of residues;
28.2. inform the manufacturer about the mandatory samples of raw milk has been subjected to laboratory test results (test report) and calculate the geometric average of the period.
29. Raw Milk allowed in the food chain, if: the total number of bacteria and 29.1. somatic cell count in raw milk meet European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, part III, paragraph 3 of the criteria;
29.2. raw milk pursuant to European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, part III, paragraph 4, and according to the requirements of the law on control of residues and its funding arrangements, about the restrictions in the use of the medicinal product in animals and food of animal origin products are free of residues and (or) the presence of the inhibitor.
30. Raw milk that does not comply with European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, part III, paragraph 3 "a" at the bottom of the criteria set out in paragraph 1 in relation to the total number of bacteria and somatic cell count, allowed to use according to the requirements laid down in European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004 article 10 b, paragraph 8, and in accordance with legislation on quality requirements for raw milk for the manufacture of cheese with a maturation period of at least 60 days, and the quality of the assessment.
31. the purchaser may set higher scores in relation to the total number of bacteria and somatic cell count, as well as additional requirements for raw milk (for example, fat percentage, protein content, in acidity, density) under processing company used technological process, informing the manufacturer.
Vi. Action in case of non-conformity 32. If the total number of bacteria in raw milk exceeded or somatic cell count average geometric mean size, buyers, according to European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, part III, paragraph 5, of the requirements of the manufacturer concerned shall report to the Department. Prevention of non-compliance found during the producer may not change the buyer.
33. By paragraph 32 of these rules of receipt of the information referred to in: 33.1. inform the manufacturer in writing of the results of the tests and set a time limit for correcting the discrepancy. The said period shall not be longer than three months after these regulations referred to in paragraph 32 of the date of receipt of the information;
33.2. surveyed housing and determine the measures to be taken to prevent non-compliance.
34. If this rule 33.1. the time limit referred to in subparagraph does not match is eliminated and the geometric mean calculated the size of the total number of bacteria and somatic cell count still exceeded the criteria listed in these rules, the service of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 854/2004, chapter II, annex IV, paragraph 2, of the suspended delivery of raw milk from the production holding, determining product sales ban. To resume the marketing of raw milk, the manufacturer shall submit to the territorial unit of the service application.
35. The dairy's own controls within each of the imported koppien test to determine the presence of inhibitory or residues using the quick method. If after testing with a quick method for inhibitor is suspected or the presence of residues, koppien tested again using the methods set out in standard EN 174:1999 ". Inhibitor detection methods ". Inhibitors or residue during testing raw milk be kept separate and general processing intended for raw milk to be added only after the negative test results.
36. If koppien is found, or the presence of residues of the inhibitor, the dairy according to European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004, annex III, section IX, chapter I, part III, point 4 of the koppien is not accepted, makes up for that Act and shall inform the buyer without delay. To prevent the appropriate koppien from the food chain, it is stained with a solution bromfenolzil.
37. in order to identify the manufacturer, which is found in raw milk inhibitors or residues, the buyer shall take all these rules referred to in paragraph 27 of the milk samples for laboratory testing. If a particular manufacturer with raw milk found inhibitor or residues, the buyer shall immediately notify the manufacturer and the service.
38. the service suspends delivery of raw milk from the producer's holding, which are found in raw milk inhibitors or residues, establishing product sales ban. To resume the marketing of raw milk, the manufacturer shall take all the necessary steps to remedy the non-compliance, and shall submit to the territorial unit of the service application with a request to review and withdraw the product sales ban.
39. A producer whose raw milk does not meet the criteria mentioned in these provisions, shall bear all the costs relating to: not to be used in raw milk 24.3. destruction or recycling;
24.4. housing surveys;
39.3. additional sampling and testing.
40. If the manufacturer is not identified, which the raw milk has been found in inhibitor or residues, which is further used in the raw milk, all costs are borne by the buyer.
41. With the raw milk that does not comply with these rules above safety criteria, perform actions, and set out in the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 October 2002, Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 laying down health rules as regards animal by-products.
42. If, between the producer and the buyer are in dispute about milk safety analyses, the territorial Department of the service after the application of the manufacturer or the purchaser takes the milk sample and sent to an accredited laboratory investigation. Expenditure on milk samples, shipment, investigations and the preparation of the opinion on the results of the examination shall be borne by the applicant.
VII. the circulation of information 43. Data Center assigns a minimum number of samples of raw milk, recorded in the database of each number links with specific housing, flock and the buyer.
44. The minimum raw milk samples are marked with labels bearing bar codes and digital printed form a unique number of the milk sample.
45. The assigned number uniqueness is provided three calendar year period.
46. for requesting labels and production data center provides: 46.1. interface internet database for authorized section;
46.2. the special label paper.
47. The minimum raw milk samples marked buyer with data center labels are issued at the time when the decision is taken on the compulsory dispatch of samples of raw milk to the accredited laboratory. Milk samples that are not marked with a data center the labels issued, are not to be used for the mandatory registration of raw milk sampling system.
48. The compulsory labelling of samples of raw milk buyer prints from data center authorized sections of the database or receive on request a data centre or data center regional unit.
49. the samples of raw milk testing laboratory accredited results send the data center one day after testing.
50. the official controls in the order removed raw milk samples in laboratory test results are sent to the data centre and included in the database, but the total number of bacteria and somatic cell count average geometric value used for the calculation.
51. when raw milk is tested in a laboratory accredited in Latvia, the purchaser will provide a test of electronic data transmission in the Centre within five working days.
52. If compulsory sent to the laboratory samples of raw milk is not valid for testing, laboratory test report shall take appropriate markup sample validity reasons and not the data together with the test results sent to the buyer. After receipt of such data the buyer a minimum of samples of raw milk of accredited laboratories to send repeatedly.
53. Data Center granted authorized access to the database: 53.1. the manufacturer (information is available on his flock);
53.2. buyer (information is available on the manufacturers, from whom it buys raw milk);
53.3. Service (available on all producers);

53.4. the State inspection for breeding (information is available on all producers).
VIII. Raw Milk and dairy product imports 54. Importing raw milk and milk-based products from non-member countries, the veterinary control is carried out in accordance with the procedure laid down in European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004 article 6 paragraph 3 of point "a" and the legislation on veterinary checks procedures in Latvia imported products of animal origin from third countries.
55. the importing of raw milk and milk-based products from third countries, shall be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate according to European Parliament and Council Regulation No 853/2004 article 6, point 3 b the bottom point and legislative requirements for animals and animal food products and procedures issued by the veterinary health certificates.
IX. concluding issues 56. the manufacturer who is involved in the raw milk movement up to the date of entry into force of the provisions, raw milk sales continue and receive after service the rule referred to in paragraph 13 of the survey.
57. This provision the requirements of paragraph 27 should be introduced to the purchaser within one year after the date of entry into force of the provisions.
Prime Minister i. Godmanis Minister of Agriculture m. Roze Editorial Note: the entry into force of the provisions to the 24 May 2008.
 
Annex to the Cabinet of Ministers of 20 May 2008. Regulations No 358 milk marketing permissions model of Agriculture Minister m. rose