917.23 Cooling and storage of manufacture milk.

(A) With respect to cooling and storage of manufacture milk, a manufacture milk producer shall do one of the following:

(1) In the case of manufacture milk that is stored in cans on the manufacture milk producer's farm, cool the milk to and store it at a temperature of sixty degrees Fahrenheit, sixteen degrees Celsius, or lower within two hours after completion of the milking;

(2) In the case of all other manufacture milk that is stored on the manufacture milk producer's farm, cool the milk and store it in accordance with rules adopted by the director of agriculture pursuant to section 917.02 of the Revised Code.

(B) Manufacture milk stored in accordance with division (A)(1) of this section shall be used exclusively in the manufacture of cheese.

(C) This section does not apply to raw milk that is delivered to a manufacture milk plant not later than two hours after completion of milking.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001