(A) The weigher, sampler, or tester shall:
(1) Prior to measuring, allow the milk to become motionless;
(2) Measure the milk:
(a) When the measuring device is a measuring stick, dry the stick at the milk level with a clean single-service paper towel and make the measurement; or
(b) When the measuring stick is outside the farm bulk milk tank, sanitize the stick with a chemical sanitizing solution, dry the stick at the milk level with a clean single-service paper towel and make the measurement; or
(c) When the measuring device is an external gauge assembly and the gauge tube is filled with milk when the weigher, sampler, or tester arrives at the farm, the gauge tube must be emptied and refilled with cold milk and measured;
(3) Repeat the measuring procedure until two identical measurements are taken and;
(4) Record the measurement results on the weight ticket.
(B) A legible record of the weight or volume of bulk tank milk collected from the farm, shall be left for the producer after each pickup, and shall include all of the following:
(1) Producer's route and patron number or applicable identification;
(2) Date of pickup;
(3) Time of pickup;
(4) Temperature of the milk at the time of pickup;
(5) Weigher, sampler, or tester's name and license number; and
(6) Weight or volume of milk collected.
(C) The weighing of milk in cans shall be conducted in a manner using one of the methods listed below:
(1) The use of a properly calibrated and sealed dial scale and weigh tank; or
(2) The use of a properly calibrated and sealed digital scale and weigh tank; or
(3) The use of a properly calibrated collection tank with a measuring rod or capillary tube, where weight or volume may be recorded for each producer prior to pumping to a storage tank; or
(4) The use of a properly calibrated bulk tank for each producer's can milk to be measured.
(D) Licensed weigher, sampler, or testers receiving milk or cream in cans, shall sign daily weight sheets. Information on the weight sheets shall include the producer's name, route/patron number, weight of milk or cream received, and milk temperature at the time of receipt. The original weighers report shall be kept on file in the plant for six months following the date of weighing.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 901:11-4-07