10.15.09.04 - General Requirements

10.15.09.04. General Requirements

A. The Department shall ensure that all inspections, sampling, testing, and enforcement actions performed by the State are carried out as set forth in and in compliance with the standards, requirements, and procedures specified at:

(1) Health-General Article, Title 21, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(2) Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. §§ 321- 350f;

(3) Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-535);

(4) Bulk Milk Hauler/Sampler Manual;

(5) Maryland Laboratory Evaluation Program Manual;

(6) Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, only:

(a) Sections 5.-6.;

(b) Standards for Grade "A" Raw Milk for Pasteurization, Ultra-Pasteurization, Aseptic Processing and Packaging or Retort Processed after Packaging, all Ltems except for Ltem 9r. Administrative Procedures La.;

(c) Standards for Grade "A" Pasteurized, Ultra-Pasteurized, Aseptically Processed and Packaged Low-Acid Milk and/or Milk Products, and Retort Processed after Packaged Low-Acid Milk and/or Milk Products, all Ltems except for Ltem Wp. Administrative Procedures 2.a., Ltem lip. Administrative Procedures 2. a. and 6., Ltem 18p., and Ltem 19p.;

(d) Section 8.;

(e) Sections 12.-15.;

(f) Section 18.;

(g) Appendices A.-L;

(h) Appendices K.-O.; and

(i) Appendices R.-S.;

(7) Milk for Manufacturing Purposes and its Production and Processing, Recommended Requirements, only:

(a) Subpart C, Sec. C12(a)(2)(ii) and CI2(a)(3)(H);

(b) Subpart E, Sec. E1, E 1.4(a)-(e);

(c) Subpart E, Sec. E1, E 1.15;

(d) Subpart E, Sec. E1, E 1.16;

(e) Subpart E, Sec. E 2, except for E 2.2.5, E 2.4.2, E 2.4.8, and E 2.4.9;

(f) Subpart E, Sec. E 3;

(g) Subpart E, Sec. E 4, except for E 4.3.2; and

(h) Subpart E, Sec. E 6; and

(8) Beginning January 1, 2019, FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 21 U.S. C. §§ 2201-2252, as amended.

B. A person engaged in an occupation involving manufactured grade milk and milk products shall conduct all activities as set forth in and in compliance with the standards, requirements, and procedures specified in § A of this regulation.

(Regulation .04 adopted effective 46:10 Md. R. 485, eff. 5/20/2019)

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