2 Va. Admin. Code § 5-501-50 - Cooling temperature and storage standards for milk stored on a dairy farm

Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022

A. Each person that operates a dairy farm shall cool raw milk to 40°F or cooler, but not frozen, within two hours after milking and the temperature at any time thereafter shall not be warmer than 50°F. Raw milk that is warmer than a temperature of 50°F two hours after the first milking or at any time thereafter shall be deemed a public health hazard and shall not be utilized in any milk, milk product, or dairy product, offered for sale, or sold.
B. No person that operates a dairy farm and holds a permit to produce milk for manufacturing purposes shall sell, offer to sell, or process any milk for manufacturing purposes if the age of the milk is older than 76 hours after the completion of the first milking. Raw milk for manufacturing purposes older than 76 hours shall be deemed to be a public health hazard.


2 Va. Admin. Code § 5-501-50
Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 8, eff. January 26, 2005; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. 8/25/2016; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 24, eff. 9/4/2020.

Statutory Authority: §§ 3.2-5206, 3.2-5223, and 3.2-5224 of the Code of Virginia.

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