Utah Admin. Code R70-320-2 - Definitions

(1) "3-A sanitary standards and accepted practice" means the same as that term is defined in 7 CFR 58.101.
(2) "Acceptable milk" means milk that is produced under the requirements of this rule.
(3) "C-I-P" and "cleaned-in-place" mean the procedure by which sanitary pipelines or pieces of dairy equipment are mechanically cleaned-in-place by circulation.
(4) "Compliance Officer" means an employee of the department qualified, trained, and authorized to perform dairy farm or plant inspections, and raw milk grading.
(5) "Dairy farm" or "farm" mean a place or premise where one or more milking cows are kept, with any milk produced being delivered, sold, or offered for sale to a plant for manufacturing purposes.
(6) "Dairy plant" or "plant" mean any place, premise, or establishment where milk or dairy products are received or handled for processing or manufacturing, prepared for distribution, or both. When "plant" is used in connection with minimum specifications for plants or licensing of plants, it means only those plants that manufacture, process, or distribute dairy products.
(7) "Dairy products" means milk products for human consumption including butter, natural or processed cheese, dry whole milk, nonfat dry milk, dry buttermilk, dry whey, and plain or sweetened evaporated milk.
(8) "Department" means the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.
(9) "Farm certification" means certification by a compliance officer that a producer's herd, milking facility and housing, milk procedure, cooling, milkhouse or milk room, utensils and equipment, and water supply have been found to meet the applicable requirements of this rule.
(10) "Farm tank" means a tank used to cool milk, store milk, or both before transportation to the processing plant.
(11) "Fieldman" means a person qualified and trained in the sanitary methods of production and handling of milk as described in this rule, and generally employed by a processing or manufacturing plant to perform dairy farm inspections and quality control work.
(12) "License" means a license issued under this rule by the department.
(13) "Milk" and "milk for manufacturing purposes" mean the normal lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more healthy cows and used for processing and manufacturing into products for human consumption.
(14) "Milk grader" means a person licensed by the department who is qualified and trained for the grading of raw milk.
(15) "Milk hauler" means any person who transports raw milk, raw milk products, or both from a dairy farm, milk plant, receiving station, or transfer station.
(16) "New producer" means a producer who has only recently entered into the production of milk for the market.
(17) "Official Methods of Analysis of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists" means the same as that term is defined in 7 CFR 58.101.
(18) "Permit" means a document issued by the department to sell milk and milk products.
(19) "Probational milk" means milk that may not be produced under the requirements of this rule and that may be accepted by plants for specific time periods.
(20) "Producer" means a person who exercises control over the production of the milk delivered to a processing plant or receiving station and those who receive payment for this product.
(21) "Raw milk" means milk that has not been pasteurized, or heat treated.
(22) "Reject milk" means milk that:
(a) fails to meet the requirements for sight and odor;
(b) is classified No. 4 for sediment content; or
(c) is classified as abnormal milk.
(23) "Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products" or 'standard methods" means the same as that term is defined in 7 CFR 58.101.
(24) "Suspended milk" means any of a producer's milk suspended from the market by this rule.
(25) "Transfer producer" means a producer who has been shipping milk to one plant and transfers their shipment to another plant.
(26) "Transportation tank" and "bulk tank" mean tanks used to transport milk from a farm to a processing plant.


Utah Admin. Code R70-320-2
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2022-16, effective 8/8/2022

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