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M-I-02-4: Methods of Including Receiving and Transfer Stations in the IMS

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M-I-02-4

April 11, 2002

Attn: Regional Milk Specialists

FROM: Milk Safety Branch (HFS-626)

SUBJECT: Methods of Including Receiving and Transfer Stations in the IMS Listing

Proposal 301, which was accepted by the Delegates at the 2001 NCIMS Conference, eliminated the publication of sanitation compliance rating scores for transfer and receiving stations and dairy plants in the IMS LIST - Sanitation Compliance and Enforcement Ratings of Interstate Milk Shippers. This has resulted in various listing concerns. For example, in some cases it has been difficult to determine from the IMS List whether a designated receiving and/or transfer station is included in the listing, especially those listed in conjunction with a Bulk Tank Unit (BTU).

This memorandum is to provide a uniform method for submitting Form FDA 2359i, "Interstate Milk Shippers Report" for IMS Ratings of Receiving and/or Transfer Stations that will clarify this issue.

Effectively immediately, when Receiving or Transfer Stations are rated, either separately or in conjunction with BTU's, they are to be included in Block 1. NAME OF SHIPPER: as the name of the entity or company, followed by the words "Receiving Station" or "Transfer Station", as applicable. If necessary, you may use (RS) for "Receiving Stations" or (TR) for "Transfer Stations" should the shipper's name exceed the thirty-four (34) maximum characters and spaces allowed for publication in the IMS List.

EXAMPLE #1: Receiving or Transfer Station Only

1. NAME OF SHIPPER:

USA Milk ASSN RECEIVING (or TRANSFER) STA

EXAMPLE #2: Receiving or Transfer Stations with a BTU (Farms)

1. NAME OF SHIPPER:

USA PRODUCERS ASSN BTU and-RS (or TR)

Also, please circle either "RECEIVING" or "TRANSFER" station, as appropriate, under Number 7. SURVEY DATA:, and fill in the required information under this column. This will provide our resource person, Ms. Charlotte Epps, with the information she needs to properly identify the shipper in the IMS list.

Copies of this memorandum are enclosed for distribution to Regional Milk Specialists, State Milk Regulatory Agencies and State Milk Sanitation Rating Officers in your region. This memorandum will also be available on the FDA Web site at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov at a later date and should be widely distributed to representatives of the dairy industry and other interested parties.

CAPT Richard Eubanks, RS, MPH
Sr. Milk Sanitation Officer
Milk Safety Branch

CAPT Robert F. Hennes, RS, MPH
Chief
Milk Safety Branch

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