Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 3, § 499 - Tester's Examination and License

Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022

(a) Any person desiring to obtain a tester's license as required by section 35161 of the Food and Agricultural Code shall comply with all of the following requirements:
(1) File an application with the Department on the Tester's License Application, Form No. 72-202 (Rev. 08/11), which is incorporated by reference, accompanied by the applicable fee for the license pursuant to Food and Agricultural Code section 35231. The fee is non-refundable and covers Departmental costs of administering the examination. Each applicant shall specify the milk and cream testing method to be used and for which the license is desired.
(2) Obtain a grade of at least 80 percent on a written examination, and obtain a grade of at least 80 percent on an oral and practical examination to demonstrate the ability of the applicant to conduct accurate tests on milk and cream. The examination shall be adapted to the particular method of testing specified in the application.
(b) The license, if issued, shall specify the method to be used by the licensee (i.e. Babcock, Mojonnier, InfraRed, Direct Forced Air Oven Drying, etc.) and shall not be construed to permit tests to be made by the applicant using any other method than that specified in the license. Testers may be licensed to perform each of the official final action methods of analysis listed in section 32921 of the Food and Agricultural Code and/or approved testing methods of comparable accuracy listed in section 511.
(c) A licensed tester shall at all times comply with all laws, rules, and regulations governing the testing of milk or cream purchased, received, or sold on the basis of the compositional components contained therein by any method or process, and must secure accurate results.
(d) Each licensed tester shall keep their current license displayed at the facility where they are employed.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 3, § 499

Note: Authority cited: Section 407, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 32921, 34261.5, 35161, 35162, 35163, 35164, 35166, 35167, 35168, 35170, 35171 and 35231, Food and Agricultural Code.

1. Amendment filed 4-25-75 as procedural and organizational; effective upon filing (Register 75, No. 17).
2. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 2-15-2007; operative 3-17-2007 (Register 2007, No. 7).
3. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a)(1) filed 4-2-2012 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2012, No. 14).

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