DPC 105, Sealing Bulk Milk Tank Trucks
Item #: DPC-105
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).
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Table of Contents:
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
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
Procedure for when a seal problem has occurred
MILK TANK TRUCK SEAL PROBLEM SURVEY
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