Utah Admin. Code R70-320-17 - Transport Tanks, Operators

(1) Each milk hauler must have a license issued by the department.
(a) A candidate or substitute milk hauler shall get a license within ten days from the date they begin hauling operations.
(b) The 10-day period is for training and observation to provide the department and company officials with an opportunity to check the hauler's pickup technique and observe the degree to which the hauler is following required pickup practices.
(c) Training may take the form of instruction in pickup technique or may include a required period of observation apprenticeship in which the candidate accompanies a licensee in the performance of the licensee's duties.
(d) A person whose milk hauling responsibility is limited to transporting properly collected and packaged milk samples to a laboratory is not required to get or have a milk hauler license.
(e) An examination may be administered at the conclusion of the 10- day period and candidates failing the test will be denied licenses until the deficiencies are corrected.
(f) Drivers shall be qualified to efficiently carry out the procedures necessary for the sanitary transfer of milk from the farm tank to the dairy plant.
(g) Each milk hauler shall be subject to examination as the department may prescribe by rule to receive and keep a license.
(h) The fee for the license shall be established in accordance with Section 4-2-103 and renewed annually.
(2) The milk line shall be passed through a special port opening through the milkhouse wall with care to prevent contact with the ground. The port opening shall be closed when not in use.
(3) It shall be the responsibility of the milk hauler to assure themselves that, if the processor washes and sanitizes the truck, the operation has been adequately performed, and that before use, the truck tank has been properly sanitized with an approved sanitizer. If it is the milk hauler's responsibility to sanitize the truck tank, the milk hauler shall do so with a solution of proper strength.
(4) The milk hauler shall wash their hands immediately before taking a measurement, sample, or both of the milk.
(5) The milk shall be observed and checked for abnormalities or adulterations, and any abnormal or adulterated milk shall be rejected.
(6) Drivers shall maintain a clean, neat, personal appearance and take measurements and collect milk samples for analysis in a sanitary manner using properly identified clean containers. Each sampling procedure shall follow "the Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products."
(7) Procedures for picking up bulk milk.
(a) Take and record the tank reading.
(i) If the tank is agitating when the hauler arrives, let it continue for five minutes before taking the butterfat sample.
(ii) Then turn off the agitator and wait until the milk is quiescent before taking measurement.
(iii) Note: Cleanliness and dryness are essential to accurate readings.
(iv) The rod shall be warm enough so that moisture from the atmosphere will not condense on the rod after it has been dried or dusted, before inserting it into a tank to make a reading of the liquid level.
(b) Turn on the agitator and agitate at least five minutes before taking a sample.
(c) While the tank is agitating, record temperature and time and hook up the hose and electricity to the truck.
(d) While the agitator is running, take samples from three positions in the tank center and at both ends. Collect quality samples from three positions in the tank center and at both ends.
(e) Shut off the agitator and pump out the tank.
(f) Rinse tank and accessories free of milk with clean water immediately after emptying and disconnecting tubing.
(8) After the milk is pumped to the transportation tank the milk conductor tubing shall be capped and returned to the vehicle storage cabinet. Care shall be taken to prevent contamination of the milk tubing.


Utah Admin. Code R70-320-17
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2022-16, effective 8/8/2022

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