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Chapter 16-101 WAC

Last Update: 1/10/13

WASHINGTON STATE MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS STANDARDS

WAC Sections

Standards for the production of milk and milk products.
Procedures for certification of interstate milk shippers.
Methods for making sanitation ratings of milk shippers.
Standard for the accrediting of milk laboratories.
Availability of the publications adopted by the department in this chapter.
Raw milk warning labels.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
16-101-001
Promulgation. [Order 1132, § 16-101-001, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-010
Milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-010, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-020
Goat milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-020, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-030
Cream or coffee cream. [Order 1132, § 16-101-030, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-040
Whipping cream. [Order 1132, § 16-101-040, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-050
Whipped cream. [Order 1132, § 16-101-050, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-060
Whipped coffee cream. [Order 1132, § 16-101-060, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-070
Sour cream or cultured sour cream. [Order 1132, § 16-101-070, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-080
Half-and-half. [Order 1132, § 16-101-080, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-090
Sour half-and-half or cultured half-and-half. [Order 1132, § 16-101-090, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-100
Reconstituted or recombined milk and milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-100, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-110
Concentrated milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-110, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-120
Concentrated milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-120, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-130
Nonfat milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-130, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-140
Skim milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-140, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-150
Lowfat milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-150, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-160
Vitamin D milk and milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-160, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-170
Fortified milk and milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-170, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-180
Homogenized milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-180, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-190
Flavored milk or milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-190, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-200
Buttermilk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-200, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-210
Cultured buttermilk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-210, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-220
Cultured milk or cultured whole milk buttermilk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-220, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-230
Eggnog. [Order 1132, § 16-101-230, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-240
Eggnog flavored milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-240, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-250
Yogurt. [Order 1132, § 16-101-250, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-260
Low fat yogurt. [Order 1132, § 16-101-260, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-270
Nonfat yogurt. [Order 1132, § 16-101-270, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-280
Milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-280, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-290
Grade A dry milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-290, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-300
Optional ingredients. [Order 1132, § 16-101-300, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-310
Misbranded milk and milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-310, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-320
Pasteurization. [Order 1132, § 16-101-320, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-330
Fluid milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-330, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-400
Promulgation. [Order 1401, § 16-101-400, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 80-06-125 (Order 1706), filed 6/2/80. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-410
Milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-410, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-420
Pasteurized milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-420, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-430
Homogenized milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-430, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-440
Vitamin D milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-440, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-450
Vitamin A milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-450, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-455
Multivitamin fortified or multimineral fortified milk or milk products. [Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.32 and 15.36 RCW. WSR 87-12-026 (Order 1931), § 16-101-455, filed 5/29/87.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-460
Vitamin A lowfat milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-460, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-465
Lowfat milk with calcium added. [Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.32 and 15.36 RCW. WSR 87-12-026 (Order 1931), § 16-101-465, filed 5/29/87.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-470
Nonfat milk (skim milk). [Order 1401, § 16-101-470, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-475
Nonfat (skim) milk with calcium added. [Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.32 and 15.36 RCW. WSR 87-12-026 (Order 1931), § 16-101-475, filed 5/29/87.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-480
Vitamin A nonfat milk (skim milk). [Order 1401, § 16-101-480, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-490
Reconstituted or recombined milk or milk products. [Order 1401, § 16-101-490, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-500
Evaporated milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-500, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-510
Concentrated milk and concentrated milk products. [Order 1401, § 16-101-510, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-520
Half-and-half. [Order 1401, § 16-101-520, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-530
Cream or whipped light cream. [Order 1401, § 16-101-530, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-540
Whipping cream or whipped cream. [Order 1401, § 16-101-540, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-550
Buttermilk or cultured buttermilk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-550, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-560
Sour cream or cultured sour cream. [Order 1401, § 16-101-560, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-570
Sour half-and-half or cultured half-and-half. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.32 RCW. WSR 87-09-033 (Order 1925), § 16-101-570, filed 4/10/87; Order 1401, § 16-101-570, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-580
Yogurt. [Order 1401, § 16-101-580, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-590
Chocolate milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-590, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-600
Chocolate lowfat milk or chocolate nonfat milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-600, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-610
Flavored milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-610, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-620
Flavored lowfat milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-620, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-630
Flavored nonfat milk (flavored skim milk). [Order 1401, § 16-101-630, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-640
Eggnog flavored milk or eggnog. [Order 1401, § 16-101-640, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-650
Optional ingredients. [Order 1401, § 16-101-650, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-660
Protein fortified fluid milk products. [Order 1401, § 16-101-660, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-670
Acidified milk and milk products. [Order 1401, § 16-101-670, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-680
Pasteurization. [Order 1401, § 16-101-680, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-690
Civil penalties—Substandard products. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 87-08-038 (Order 1920), § 16-101-690, filed 3/30/87, effective 7/1/87.] Repealed by WSR 99-18-030, filed 8/25/99, effective 9/25/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.020.
16-101-700
Adoption of the pasteurized milk ordinance as the standard for production of milk and milk products. [Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 00-21-012, § 16-101-700, filed 10/6/00, effective 11/6/00; WSR 96-22-058, § 16-101-700, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.540 and [15.36.]550. WSR 93-24-093 (Order 5021), § 16-101-700, filed 11/30/93, effective 12/31/93. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 80-06-125 (Order 1706), § 16-101-700, filed 6/2/80.] Repealed by WSR 08-24-073, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-705
Adoption of the dry milk ordinance as the standard for production of condensed and dry milk products and condensed and dry whey. [Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-705, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.] Repealed by WSR 08-24-073, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-710
Suspension of Grade A permit. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 80-06-125 (Order 1706), § 16-101-710, filed 6/2/80.] Repealed by WSR 84-18-055 (Order 1840), filed 9/5/84. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-711
Adoption of the standards for the fabrication of single-service containers and closures for milk and milk products. [Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-711, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.] Repealed by WSR 08-24-073, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-715
Aseptically processed milk and milk products. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-715, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-720
Aseptic processing. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-720, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-725
Labeling. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-725, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-730
Aseptically processed milk—Suspension of Grade A permit. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-730, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-735
Processing. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-735, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-740
Sanitation requirements. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-740, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-990
Where can publications adopted by WSDA under this chapter be obtained? [Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 00-21-012, § 16-101-990, filed 10/6/00, effective 11/6/00; WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-990, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.] Repealed by WSR 08-24-073, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW.


16-101-701
Standards for the production of milk and milk products.

(2) The department does not adopt the following portions of the Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, 2011 Revision:
(a) Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance - 2011 Revision.
PMO Page No.
 
Excepted Portion
Pages 12-13
Section 3, Permits, paragraph 4, which begins with "The regulatory agency shall suspend…"
 
Section 3, Permits, paragraph 5, which begins with "Upon notification…"
Page 24
Section 6, The Examination of Milk and Milk Products, paragraph 5, which begins with "Whenever two (2) of the last four (4) consecutive…"
Page 29
 
Section of Table 1 entitled "GRADE "A" RAW MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS FOR PASTEURIZATION, ULTRA-PASTEURIZATION OR ASEPTIC PROCESSING"
 
"Temperature: Cooled to 10°C (50°F) or less within four (4) hours or less of the commencement of the first milking and to 7°C (45°F) or less within two hours after the completion of milking. Provided that the blend temperature after the first milking and subsequent milkings does not exceed 10°C (50°F)."
 
 
Note: Milk sample submitted for testing cooled and maintained at 0°C (32°F) to 4.4°C (40°F), but <7.0°C (45°F) and less than three (3) hours after collection has not increased in temperature;
 
Under Bacterial Limits, only the sentence…"Individual producer milk not to exceed 100,000 per mL prior to commingling with other producer milk."
(b) Standards for Grade "A" Raw Milk for Pasteurization, Ultra-pasteurization or Aseptic Processing.
PMO Page No.
Excepted Portion
Page (52)
Item 18r. "Raw Milk Cooling" paragraph 1, which begins with "Raw milk for pasteurization shall be cooled…"
Page 53
Ir. "Administrative Procedures", paragraph 1 only
(c) Standards for Grade "A" Pasteurized, Ultra-pasteurized and Aseptically Processed Milk and Milk Products.
PMO Page No.
Excepted Portion
Page 111
Item 18p. "Bottling, Packaging and Container Filling", under Public Health Reason, first sentence only which begins with "Manual bottling, packaging, and container filling…"
Page 111
Item 18p. "Administrative Procedures", item number 2 only.
Page 113
Item 19p. "Capping, container closure and sealing and Dry Milk Product Storage", Administrative Procedures, item number 1 only.
Page 126
Sections 15 (Enforcement), 16 (Penalty), and 17 (Repeal and Date of Effect)
(d) Appendix E: Examples of 3-out-of-5 Compliance Enforcement Procedures.
PMO Page No.
Excepted Portion
Pages 202-203
All of Appendix E
(3) The department does adopt the following somatic cell count standards to be: Individual producer bovine cow milk not to exceed 400,000 per mL; and goat, sheep, and all other species milk not to exceed 1,000,000 per mL.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 13-03-046, § 16-101-701, filed 1/10/13, effective 2/10/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 08-24-073, § 16-101-701, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09.]



16-101-716
Procedures for certification of interstate milk shippers.

The department adopts the Procedures Governing the Cooperative State-Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration Program of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments 2011 Revision as Washington state procedures for the certification of interstate milk shippers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 13-03-046, § 16-101-716, filed 1/10/13, effective 2/10/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 08-24-073, § 16-101-716, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 00-21-012, § 16-101-716, filed 10/6/00, effective 11/6/00; WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-716, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.]



16-101-721
Methods for making sanitation ratings of milk shippers.

The department adopts the Methods of Making Sanitation Ratings of Milk Shippers 2011 Revision, United States Health and Human Services Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration as Washington state methods for ratings of interstate milk shippers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 13-03-046, § 16-101-721, filed 1/10/13, effective 2/10/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 08-24-073, § 16-101-721, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 00-21-012, § 16-101-721, filed 10/6/00, effective 11/6/00; WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-721, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.]



16-101-726
Standard for the accrediting of milk laboratories.

The department adopts the Evaluation of Milk Laboratories 2011 Revision United States Health and Human Services Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration as the Washington state standard for accrediting milk laboratories and certified industry supervisors who request certification and approval for uniform collection and testing required for compliance with the Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 13-03-046, § 16-101-726, filed 1/10/13, effective 2/10/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 08-24-073, § 16-101-726, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-726, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.]



16-101-731
Availability of the publications adopted by the department in this chapter.

(1) The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, 2011 Revision, United States Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration, the Procedures Governing the Cooperative State-Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration Program of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments, 2011 Revision, the Methods of Making Sanitation Ratings of Milk Shippers, 2011 Revision, United States Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Services/Food and Drug Administration, and the Evaluation of Milk Laboratories, 2011 Revision, United States Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration can be obtained at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/Product-SpecificInformation/MilkSafety/NationalConferenceonInterstateMilkShipmentsNCIMSModelDocuments/default.htm.
(2) For information regarding the contents and application of these publications, contact the Food Safety and Consumer Services Division at the Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560 or FSCS@agr.wa.gov.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 13-03-046, § 16-101-731, filed 1/10/13, effective 2/10/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 08-24-073, § 16-101-731, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09.]



16-101-800
Raw milk warning labels.

(2) To what does this rule apply? The labeling requirements in this rule apply to containers of raw milk intended for sale to consumers in the state of Washington.
(3) Why is the Washington state department of agriculture adopting warning label requirements for retail raw milk sales? The department is adopting this rule to inform consumers about possible harm that may occur from consuming raw milk that contains harmful microorganisms.
(4) What purpose will this rule serve? The purpose of this rule is to warn purchasers about known hazards associated with the consumption of raw milk so that they may make informed choices about buying these products.
(5) What warning label must be on raw milk containers? The raw milk container must bear the following labeling: WARNING: This product has not been pasteurized and may contain harmful bacteria. Pregnant women, children, the elderly and persons with lowered resistance to disease have the highest risk of harm from use of this product.
(6) What are the specific requirements for warning labels on raw milk? The raw milk warning labels must meet the following requirements:
(a) The warning label type size must be consistent with the type size of other required labeling, but not less than one-sixteenth inch in height.
(b) The warning label must be conspicuous and in contrasting color from other labeling.
(c) The warning label must be prominently displayed on the container's principal display panel.
(d) The warning label must be clearly readable.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(1) and 69.04.398(3). WSR 97-19-045, § 16-101-800, filed 9/11/97, effective 10/12/97.]