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WAC 16-86-026

Brucellosis testing requirements for raw milk dairies.

(1) All cattle whose raw milk or raw milk products are offered for sale must be from a herd that has tested negative to a serological test for brucellosis within the previous twelve months.
(2) Any additions to the herd must be serologically tested negative at the owner's expense for brucellosis within thirty days before introduction into the herd.
(3) Herds must be serologically tested negative at the owner's expense annually to maintain the dairy's raw milk license.
(4) The state veterinarian shall direct all testing procedures in accordance with state and federal standards for animal disease eradication.
(5) All raw milk and raw milk products from animals that test positive for brucellosis are prohibited from sale and must be destroyed.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 08-01-094, ยง 16-86-026, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]
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