DPC 105, Sealing Bulk Milk Tank Trucks

Item #: DPC-105

Published: 2005

Pages: 7

This guideline provides information on the commonly accepted procedures for sealing bulk milk truck tanks as of the date of publication. It is written to provide basic information to processing plants and milk transport companies in formulating acceptable policies and procedures that provide assurance to the public that the milk supply is secure during transport from farm to plant. There is no mention of the security of milk and milk products in transit from plant to plant as this topic is covered in the Grade “A” Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO).

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
PURPOSE FOR MILK TANK TRUCK SEALING
     Establish a standard throughout the industry on security
     Develop stronger consumer confidence
     Increased emphasis on hauler/sampler safeguarding milk from farm to plant
     Chain of Custody
REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
     Grade “A” Pasteurized Milk Ordinance
CONTRACT HAULER/PROCESSOR HAULER
     Transportation yard properly secured
DEVELOPING A CHAIN OF CUSTODY PROCEDURE
     Milk tank truck properly sealed and numbers documented
     Milk tank truck en route to farm(s)/plant, receiving station or transfer station
     Milk tank truck and product at receiving bay
     Chain of custody of  seals and records
CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS
     Procedure for when a seal problem has occurred
MILK TANK TRUCK SEAL PROBLEM SURVEY

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DPC 105, Sealing Bulk Milk Tank Trucks

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