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PMO 2007: Footnotes

Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (2007 Revision)

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In the interest of clarity and to provide easy access to their information, all numbered footnotes have been removed from the body of this Ordinance and are assembled in this Section. A numerical reference in the text will always relate to its like numbered footnote in this Section.

  1. Substitute proper legal jurisdiction here and in all similar places throughout this Ordinance.

  2. Regulatory Agencies desiring to regulate cottage cheese and dry curd cottage cheese under the terms of this Ordinance should insert the following definitions:

    1. Cottage cheese is the product defined in 21 CFR 133.128.
    2. Dry curd cottage cheese is the product defined in 21 CFR 133.129.
  3. Whey, caseinates, lactalbumin and other milk derived ingredients are required to be derived from a Grade "A" raw milk source.

  4. Where State law does not permit the sale of reconstituted or recombined milk and/or milk products, Definition II and other corresponding references should be omitted.

  5. The permit for a milk tank truck may be issued to the responsible person for the milk tank truck(s).

  6. Regulatory Agencies desiring to inspect dairy farms under a performance-based inspection system should substitute the following language in 5:

    "5. Inspect each dairy farm as provided in Appendix P. Performance-Based Dairy Farm Inspection System."

  7. Regulatory Agencies desiring to regulate cottage cheese, dry curd cottage cheese and reduced fat or low fat cottage cheese under the terms of this Ordinance should include the following in the Administrative Procedures of Item 5p:

    "Cottage cheese vats shall be located in a separate room, maintained free from insects and other vermin and kept in a clean condition. Provided, that in existing installations, cottage cheese vats may be located in the processing room when there is no evidence of overcrowding, excessive traffic, condensation or splash. Cottage cheese vats located in processing rooms shall be equipped with multi-service or single-service covers, which shall be kept in place at all times during the setting operation."

  8. Regulatory Agencies desiring to regulate cottage cheese, dry curd cottage cheese and reduced fat or low fat cottage cheese under the terms of this Ordinance should include the following in the Administrative Procedures of Item 7p:

    "Water supply outlets are provided immediately available to the cottage cheese vats. The hose for transport of water, for washing cottage cheese curd, shall be arranged in such a way as to preclude the possibility of the hose touching the floor or the product."

  9. Regulatory Agencies desiring to regulate cottage cheese, dry curd cottage cheese and reduced fat or low fat cottage cheese under the terms of this Ordinance should add the following:

    "Provided, that cottage cheese, cheese dressings or cheese ingredients may be transported by other methods, which protect the product from contamination."

  10. Regulatory Agencies desiring to regulate the sale of cottage cheese, dry curd cottage cheese and reduced fat or low fat cottage cheese under the terms of this Ordinance should add the following:

    "Provided that the rinsing of cottage cheese curd with sanitized and/or acidified potable water may be accepted by the Regulatory Agency."

  11. Regulatory Agencies desiring to regulate the sale of cottage cheese, dry curd cottage cheese and reduced fat or lowfat cottage cheese under the terms of this Ordinance should add the following:

    "Provided, that cottage cheese, dry curd cottage cheese and reduced fat or lowfat cottage cheese may be transported in sealed containers in a protected, sanitary manner from one (1) milk plant to another for creaming and/or packaging. If suitable equipment is not available for the packaging of dry curd cottage cheese, other methods of packaging, which eliminate possible chances of contamination may be approved by the Regulatory Agency."

  12. Regulatory Agencies desiring to regulate the sale of cottage cheese, dry curd cottage cheese and reduced fat or low fat cottage cheese under the terms of this Ordinance should add the following to the Administrative Procedures of Item 18p:

    "If cottage cheese and dry curd cottage cheese are protected in a sanitary manner, they may be transported in sealed containers from one (1) milk plant to another for creaming and/or packaging."

  13. Regulatory Agencies desiring to regulate the sale of cottage cheese, dry curd cottage cheese, and reduced fat or lowfat cottage cheese under the terms of this Ordinance should add the following to the indicated Administrative Procedures of Item 19p:

    1. "Provided further, that if suitable equipment is not available for capping cottage cheese, dry curd cottage cheese and reduced fat or lowfat cottage cheese, other methods of capping, which eliminate possible chances of contamination may be approved by the Regulatory Agency."

    1. "Closures for cottage cheese, dry curd cottage cheese and reduced fat or low fat cottage cheese containers shall extend over the top edges of the container so as to protect the product from contamination during subsequent handling."

    2. "Provided, that this requirement shall not apply to cottage cheese, dry curd cottage cheese and reduced fat or low fat cottage cheese container closures, when such closures are supplied in a totally enclosed package, or wrapped so as to protect the closures."

  14. From Table 1, Regulatory Statistics, 5th Edition (June 1975) by Victor C. Beal, Jr., Programs Development and Application, Veterinary Services, APHIS: Animal Health Programs

  15. The term "accredited" in this Section means accredited by the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services.

  16. A certified copy may be secured from the Food and Drug Administration, HFS-626, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740-3835.