901:11-4-06 Cleaning and sanitizing of containers and equipment.

(A) Prior to use, the milk hauler or weigher, sampler, or tester (hauler/sampler) shall clean and sanitize product contact surfaces of all multi-use containers, tanks, equipment, and utensils used in the sampling, testing and transportation of milk and milk products. Additionally, bulk milk transport tanks and related multi-use equipment shall be cleaned and sanitized after the transport of manufacture milk or the combination of manufacture and grade A milk and prior to the loading and transport of milk and milk products intended for grade A processing.

(B) When ninety-six hours has elapsed before the next use after cleaning and sanitizing, product contact surfaces shall be re-sanitized. Sanitization shall be accomplished by the use of a method described in appendix F of the Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, as adopted in rules 901:11-1-01 to 901:11-1-05 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The bulk milk hauler/sampler shall be responsible for assuring that the milk tank truck has been properly cleaned and sanitized at a permitted milk plant, receiving station, transfer station or NCIMS listed milk tank truck cleaning facility. The bulk milk hauler/sampler shall be responsible for assuring a properly completed cleaning and sanitizing tag is affixed to the outlet valve of the milk tank truck. The milk hauler/sampler is not responsible for the cleaning and sanitizing of milk cans.

(D) Bulk milk transport tanks shall bear a cleaning and sanitizing tag containing the following information:

(1) The identity of the state that issued the bulk milk transport tank permit;

(2) The tank's state permit identification number;

(3) The date and time of day the bulk milk transport tank was last cleaned and sanitized;

(4) The location where the bulk milk transport tank was cleaned and sanitized; and,

(5) The signature of the person who cleaned and sanitized the bulk milk transport tank.

(E) The cleaning and sanitizing tag shall remain affixed to the outlet valve of the bulk milk transport tank until next cleaned and sanitized.

(1) The cleaning and sanitizing tag shall be removed and retained on file for fifteen days at the cleaning facility that next cleans and sanitizes the bulk milk transport tank.

(2) Tagging is not required where the bulk milk transport tank truck delivers to only one receiving facility where responsibility for cleaning and sanitizing can be definitely established.

(F) Multiple loads of milk may be picked up continuously within a twenty-four hour period provided the bulk milk transport tank or conveyance and the related multi-use equipment are cleaned and sanitized after each twenty-four hour period of use.

(1) The first receiving facility shall clearly indicate on the cleaning and sanitizing tag the earliest milk pickup time as recorded on the milk pickup manifest.

(2) Each receiving facility shall make a copy of the original wash tag for each bulk milk transport tank load received and maintain a record of this information at their facility.

(G) The milk hauler or weigher, sampler, or tester shall not place milk or milk products into a bulk milk transport tank which does not bear a cleaing and sanitizing tag showing the identity of the permitting state, permit identification number, date, time, place and signature of the person who cleaned and sanitized the bulk milk transport tank unless the bulk milk transport tank truck delivers to only one receiving unit where responsibility for cleaning and sanitizing can be definitely established.

(H) Milk pickup hoses greater than eight feet in length shall be mechanically cleaned and sanitized.

Effective: 05/11/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/23/2012 and 05/11/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 917.02
Rule Amplifies: 917.02
Prior Effective Dates: 11/18/02, 06/06/05, 05/15/2007