901:11-4-11 Identification.

(A) All conveyances, milk tank trucks and milk cans containing milk or milk products shall be labeled in accordance with the provisions of this rule.

(B) All conveyances or milk tank trucks, except producer direct farm deliveries, containing milk or milk products shall be legibly marked with the name and address of the person in possession or control of the contents.

(C) Milk tank trucks transporting raw, heat treated, or pasteurized milk products to a milk plant from another milk plant, receiving station or transfer station shall be marked with the name and address of the milk plant or hauler and the bulk milk transport tank shall be sealed. In addition, for each such shipment, a shipping statement shall be prepared containing at least the following information:

(1) Shipper's name, address, and license number;

(2) License number of hauler, if not an employee of the shipper;

(3) Point of origin of shipment;

(4) Bulk milk transport tank identity number;

(5) Name of product;

(6) Weight of product;

(7) Grade of product;

(8) Temperature of product;

(9) Date of shipment;

(10) Name of shipper's official regulatory agency at the point of origin of the shipment;

(11) Whether the contents are raw, pasteurized, or in the case of cream, skim milk, and lowfat milk, whether they have been heat-treated;

(12) In the case of condensed milk or milk products, the shipping statement shall include the percent solids of the product;

(13) Interstate milk shippers bulk tank unit (BTU) number if assigned; and

(14) Seal numbers for the seals on the inlet, outlet, wash connection, and vents.

(D) Copies of the shipping statement shall be retained as follows; one by the consignor, one by the milk hauler, and at least two copies shall be delivered to the consignee with the product shipment. The consignee shall retain shipping statements, for a period of at least six months.

(E) Entries made on shipping statements by consignors and consignees shall be legible. When the interstate shipment is derived from more than one point of origin, (each farm or collective supply), separate shipping statements for each of the sources involved shall accompany the shipment.

(F) Each bulk milk transport tank load of milk shall be accompanied by documentation (weight ticket), which shall include the following:

(1) Producers name;

(2) Producer's route and patron number or applicable identification;

(3) Date of pickup;

(4) Time of pickup;

(5) Temperature of the milk at the time of pickup;

(6) Hauler's name and license number;

(7) Weigher, sampler, or tester's name and license number;

(8) Weight or volume of milk collected; and

(9) IMS BTU number for each grade A bulk tank unit. When raw milk from more than one bulk tank unit is recorded on a weight ticket, the IMS BTU number shall be clearly recorded for each producer.

(G) Where multiple grades of milk are transported on one truck, there shall be a separate weight ticket for each grade of milk.

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 , 917.11
Prior Effective Dates: 11/18/02, 06/06/05, 05/15/2007