Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 3, § 500 - Sampler's and Weigher's Examination and License

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

(a) The Department shall issue a general and limited sampler's and weigher's license. The general license shall apply to persons who collect milk samples for basis for payment under section 35163 of the Food and Agricultural Code. The limited license shall apply to processing plant personnel who only collect samples of bulk raw milk for drug residue testing prior to processing under section 32761.5 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
(b) Any person desiring to obtain a sampler's and weigher's license as required by section 35163 of the Food and Agricultural Code or section 576.1(c) of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations shall comply with all of the following requirements:
(1) File an application with the Department on the General Sampler's and Weigher's License Application, Form No. 72-246 (Rev. 08/11) or the Limited Sampler's and Weigher's License Application, Form No. 72-246a (Est. 08/11), which are 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.
(2) Obtain a grade of at least 80 percent on a written examination specific to the type of license to be issued.
(3) A general sampler's and weigher's license applicant must, in addition to subsections (b)(1) and (2) above, obtain a grade of at least 80 percent on an oral and practical examination to demonstrate the ability of the applicant to correctly collect representative samples, make correct weights on milk and cream and properly and legibly complete a satisfactory weigh sheet. A weigh sheet shall contain all of the following essential information: full date on which the milk and cream was received; name and address of person purchasing, receiving, or selling the product weighed; name or number of the patron; net weight of the milk or cream of the delivery or shipment; and the full name and sampler's and weigher's license number of the person who does the weighing.
(4) A limited sampler's and weigher's license applicant must, in addition to subsections (b)(1) and (2) above, obtain a grade of at least 80 percent on an oral and practical examination to demonstrate the ability of the applicant to correctly collect representative samples from a bulk milk tanker.
(c) Each general licensed sampler and weigher shall keep their current license on their person and available for inspection at all times during their work as a licensee.
(d) Each limited licensed sampler and weigher shall keep their current license displayed at all times at the facility where they are employed.

Notes

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 3, § 500

Note: Authority cited: Section 407, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 32921, 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 (b)(1) filed 4-2-2012 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2012, No. 14).

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