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Title 012 | Chapter 005 | Regulation 030


12 KAR 5:030.Test samples.

Section 1.

Producers' milk samples to be tested for payment purposes shall at all times be under the care of, and only be physically handled by, a licensed sampler-weigher or a licensed tester.

(1)

The license requirement for the physical handling of milk samples to be tested for payment purposes excludes the shipping of samples via a commercial carrier. In these cases, the samples shall be packaged, the shipping container sealed, and unpacked by licensed sampler-weighers or licensed testers; and

(2)

Milk samples shall be physically handled, stored, and shipped in a manner to maintain their integrity. The sample shall be maintained in a temperature range of 0.5-4.40C (33-400 F).

Section 2.

Milk-receiving stations, laboratories, transfer stations, and processors shall provide adequate storage for milk samples.

(1)

These locations shall provide a minimum storage capacity for samples representing at least three (3) days bulk-milk shipments; and

(2)

Sample storage refrigerators shall be monitored daily with an accurate thermometer to ensure the proper temperature. The monitoring shall be documented with:

(a)

A recording device; or

(b)

A licensed sampler-weigher or licensed tester who shall keep a daily record that includes:

1.

Date;

2.

Time (including a.m. or p.m.);

3.

Temperature; and

4.

The sampler-weigher's or tester's initials.

HISTORY: (AES-CL 13, 17, 23; 1 Ky.R. 1233; eff. 7-2-75; Am. 11 Ky.R. 613; eff. 11-13-84; 15 Ky.R. 1120; 1456; eff. 11-23-88; 27 Ky.R. 1853; eff. 3-19-2001; 47 Ky.R. 744, 1353; eff. 2-9-2021.)

7-Year Expiration: 2/9/2028

Last Action: 12/15/2021


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