901:11-4-10 Transferring: emptying farm bulk milk tanks; partial pickups.

(A) No person shall transfer milk or milk products from one container or bulk milk tank transport truck to another except in a milk plant, receiving station, transfer station, or milkhouse. Dipping or ladling milk or fluid milk products is prohibited.

(B) When a milk hauler or weigher, sampler, or tester starts to empty a farm bulk milk tank, the tank should be emptied completely. When necessary, a milk hauler or weigher, sampler may empty a farm bulk milk tank partially when the farm bulk milk tank is equipped with a seven-day temperature recording device or other temperature recording device acceptable to the director. In the absence of a temperature recording device, partial pickups may be permitted as long as the farm bulk milk tank is completely emptied, cleaned and sanitized prior to the next milking. The partial pickup shall be recorded on the "Receipt or Producer Milk" form. Farm bulk milk tanks containing grade "A" milk shall be completely emptied, cleaned, and sanitized at least every seventy-two hours.

(C) After a milk hauler or weigher, sampler, or tester pumps the raw milk from the first farm bulk milk tank on the milk route into the bulk milk transport tank or conveyance, the milk hauler or weigher, sampler, tester shall complete the milk route without unnecessary delay. If there is a delay of two hours or more between two consecutive pickups, the milk hauler or weigher, sampler, tester shall clean and sanitize the pickup hose and pump prior to the next pickup and shall record the delay on the "Receipt of Producer Milk" form.

(D) The milk hauler or weigher, sampler, tester shall not pickup milk that is obviously in poor condition due to temperature or adulterated in any way for the purpose of selling, offering, exposing for sale or use for human consumption.

(E) The milk hauler or weigher, sampler, or tester shall remove the cap from the farm bulk milk tank outlet valve and examine for milk deposits or foreign matter and then sanitize if necessary. Once the cap has been removed from the transfer hose, the cap must be protected from contamination and replaced on the transfer hose when pumping is completed.

(F) The milk hauler or weigher, sampler, or tester will continue agitating the milk while pumping out of the farm bulk milk tank and turn off the agitator when the level of the milk is below the level that will cause over-agitation.

(G) The milk hauler or weigher, sampler, or tester shall observe the inside surface of the farm bulk milk tank for foreign matter or extraneous material and record any objectionable observations on the "Receipt of Producer Milk" form.

(H) With the farm bulk milk tank outlet open, the milk hauler or weigher, sampler, or tester shall thoroughly rinse the entire inside surface of the tank with warm water.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/08/2012 and 05/08/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 917.02
Rule Amplifies: 917.05
Prior Effective Dates: 11/18/02, 06/06/05, 05/15/2007