(A) Added water is considered to be an adulteration of the product. Producer milk samples may be tested for added water to establish a cryoscope herd history for the producer. The director shall send the producer a written warning when the cryoscope reading exceeds five percent added water above the established herd history. The warning shall be in effect for one year from the date of the warning letter. The director shall immediately suspend the producer license or registration for adulteration with added water when the cryoscope reading exceeds five per cent above the established herd history on the second occasion.
(B) If the director determines that a producer, processor or hauler has purposefully caused the milk or milk product to be adulterated, the director may immediately suspend the license or registration of the producer, processor or hauler pursuant to section 917.22 of the Revised Code.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/05/2010 and 04/12/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 917.02
Rule Amplifies: 917.02, 917.05, 917.22
Prior Effective Dates: 06/18/01, 06/06/2005