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LETTER OF INTENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERSTATE MILK SHIPMENTS VOLUNTARY INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

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It is necessary to comply with all applicable requirements of the Grade “A” Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) in order to properly produce and/or process and label our Grade “A” milk and/or milk products for distribution in the United States of America. We hereby confirm our intent to review through inspection our milk production (dairy farms), transportation, bulk milk hauler/samplers, processing, industry plant samplers, laboratory facilities, etc. in order to prepare them for compliance with the Grade “A” PMO. We understand that our facilities shall also meet the rating and certification requirements of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) Grade “A” Milk Safety Program.

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Milk Company

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Signature of Most Responsible Party

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Name

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We hereby confirm our intent to provide (Milk Company) with routine regulatory inspections, laboratory services and other obligations under the NCIMS voluntary International Certification Program to determine if your milk production (dairy farms), transportation, bulk milk hauler/samplers, processing, industry plant samplers, laboratory facilities, etc. comply with the Grade “A” PMO and the NCIMS Grade “A” Milk Safety Program. Once compliance is determined, your milk production (dairy farms), transportation, bulk milk hauler/samplers, processing, industry plant samplers, laboratory facilities, etc. shall be rated and potentially certified in accordance with the provisions of the NCIMS Grade “A” Milk Safety Program. Upon an acceptable rating and certification of your milk production (dairy farms), transportation, bulk milk hauler/samplers, processing, industry plant samplers, laboratory facilities, etc. and you having signed a “Permission to Publish” release form, you shall be granted a listing on the Interstate Milk Shipper’s List of Sanitation Compliance and Enforcement Ratings of Interstate Milk Shippers (IMS List).

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Third Party Certifier

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Signature of Most Responsible Party

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Name

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Title

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Date

{TPC and MC} hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless all members of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS), including, but not limited to, all members of the NCIMS International Certification Program Committee, all federal regulatory agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, all State Regulatory Agencies, all trade associations including the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation, and all private entities including companies and consultants, and their respective members, agents, officers, directors and employees, against any and all losses, liabilities, costs, actions, claims and other obligations and proceedings, including any reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in connection with, or which may arise or result in any way from the operation of the NCIMS voluntary International Certification Program.