DPC 50, Farm Bulk Milk Collection Procedures

Item #: DPC-050

Published: 2014

Pages: 29

This guideline provides information to the bulk milk hauler/sampler, the vital link between producers and handlers, on the proper techniques, principles, and procedures used in the process of measuring, sampling, collecting and delivering farm bulk milk. It is intended to help establish uniform milk collection procedures between the various states and within the dairy industry, with the intent that it serves as a reference for and is in concurrence with the appropriate regulatory agencies. It is intended to be a valuable resource in regard to the development and design of bulk milk hauler/sampler procedures and licensing programs as mandated by the Grade "A" Interstate Milk Shipments program. This guideline references current regulations while giving additional detail needed to properly interpret the requirements and responsibilities of the bulk milk hauler/sampler.

DISCLAIMER: The DPC is not responsible for the use or application of the information provided in this Guideline. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the information addresses their needs and that any action taken complies with appropriate regulations and standards.

Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
GENERAL INFORMATION AND PRECAUTIONS
     LICENSING/PERMITTING
     TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
     SECURITY AND BIOSECURITY
BULK MILK HAULER/SAMPLER HYGIENE
CLEANING AND SANITIZING MILK TANK TRUCKS
PRECAUTIONS REGARDING MILK PICKUPS
     NECESSARY EQUIPMENT
     PICKUP PROCEDURES
     PROCEDURE ORDER AND SHORT CUTS
     PICKUP FREQUENCY AND NUMBER OF MILKINGS REPRESENTED
GUIDANCE FOR REJECTING FARM BULK MILK
     REFUSING PICKUP BASED ON ODOR OR APPEARANCE
     REFUSING PICKUP BASED ON TEMPERATURE
     ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURE FOR REJECTION OF MILK
UNIVERSAL SAMPLING METHOD AND SAMPLE CUSTODY
     UNIVERSAL SAMPLING METHOD
     CUSTODY REQUIREMENTS FOR PRODUCER SAMPLES
          Bulk Milk Hauler/Sampler Responsibilities
     ENFORCEMENT POLICY
     BULK MILK HAULER/SAMPLER PROCEDURES
MILK TANK TRUCK INSPECTIONS
SUMMARY
REFERENCES
APPENDIX I
APPENDIX II A
APPENDIX II B
APPENDIX III A
APPENDIX III B
APPENDIX IV
APPENDIX V
APPENDIX VI

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