901:11-3-04 Chemical, bacteriological and temperature standards.

(A) No raw milk or milk products intended for use in the manufacturer of frozen dessert shall be accepted by the frozen dessert manufacturer unless the milk and milk products meet the following standards at the time of delivery.

Temperature 45 degrees F (7 degrees C) or less.

Bacterial limits Not to exceed 300,000 per mL. Note: Tested in conjunction with the drug residue/inhibitory substance test.

Drugs No positive results on drug residue detection methods analyzed at an officially designated laboratory using examinations in substantial compliance with the standard methods and the official methods as defined in rule 901:11-3-01 of the Administrative Code.

These standards shall be maintained by the frozen dessert manufacturer through pasteurization.

(B) Pasteurized frozen dessert shall meet the following standards:

Bacterial limits Not to exceed 30,000 per mL. These bacterial limits shall not apply to yogurt containing viable organisms. Note: Tested in conjunction with the drug residue/inhibitory substance test.

Coliform Not to exceed 10 per mL. In the case of transport tank shipments, not to exceed 100 per ml. Note: Tested in conjunction with the drug residue/inhibitory substance test.

Phosphatase Less than 350 milliunits/L for fluid products and other milk products by approved electronic phosphatase procedures.

Drugs No positive results on drug residue detection methods analyzed at an officially designated laboratory using examinations in substantial compliance with the standard methods and the official methods as defined in rule 901:11-3-01 of the Administrative Code.

After pasteurization the frozen dessert shall be cooled to forty-five degrees Fahrenheit fahrenheit (seven degrees Celsius) or less and maintained at that temperature and within the foregoing standards while the frozen dessert is in the control of the frozen dessert manufacturer.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/17/2012 and 09/17/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 917.02
Rule Amplifies: 917.02
Prior Effective Dates: 9/20/04, 06/06/05