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15.03.05.00.htm 15.03.05.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 03 WEIGHTS AND MEASURES Chapter 05 Receiving, Weighing, Sampling and Testing of Milk or Other Fluid Dairy Products Authority: Agriculture Article, §11-402, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.03.05.01.htm 15.03.05.01. 01 Definitions.. A. "Department" means the Department of Agriculture of Maryland and its designee.. B. "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture and his designee..
15.03.05.02.htm 15.03.05.02. 02 Permits, Licenses and Fees.. A. Receiving Station Permits.. 1) Stationary Receiving Stations. A permit is required for each stationary receiving station, such as any building, milk plant, or other non-mobile facility where milk and other fluid dairy products are received from the producer. Upon each permit application for a stationary receiving station, the applicant shall state, under oath, the average amount of milk or other fluid dairy products received
15.03.05.03.htm 15.03.05.03. 03 Equipment.. A. Glassware Calibration. There shall be a charge of 10 cents per item for milk test bottles, milk pipettes, and cream test bottles inspected and tested by the Secretary. There will be no charge for any equipment inspected and tested during routine laboratory inspections as required by Title 11, Agriculture Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Volumetric Field Test Measures. All volumetric measuring devices used for the calibration of farm milk tanks in Maryland s
15.03.05.04.htm 15.03.05.04. 04 Manner of Testing for Milk Fat Content.. Only procedures approved by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists or American Public Health Association and adopted or prescribed by the Secretary may be used. The Babcock Test or the automated light-scattering method for determining milk fat content of raw, unhomogenized milk are adopted as procedures for the determination of the milk fat content of milk as a basis of payment to producers.
15.03.05.05.htm 15.03.05.05. 05 Samples.. A. Samples―General. The samples referred to in the Agriculture Article, §11-409, Annotated Code of Maryland, may be either fresh or time composite. Immediately before any sample is drawn from any container, the contents of the container from which it is drawn shall be thoroughly mixed for a minimum of 5 minutes. A weigh tank, farm milk tank, or other container from which a sample is to be drawn may not have any partition, division, or strainer wh
15.03.05.06.htm 15.03.05.06. 06 Correct Weight, Measure and Test.. A. Conversion of Volume to Weight. When a volume of raw unhomogenized milk is converted to weight, it shall be on the basis of 8.6 pounds per gallon.B. Weighing and Measuring Device Requirements. Weighing and measuring devices used for determining the weight and measure of milk or other fluid dairy products, when the weight or measure is used as the basis of payment, shall meet all specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements of
15.03.05.07.htm 15.03.05.07. 07 Producer Receipts and Records.. A. Records to be Properly Maintained. Immediately after the milk or other fluid dairy product is weighed, sampled, measured, or tested, a permanent record shall be made by a person licensed under these regulations. The record shall include any and all information that may be required. The portion of the record relating to the milk or other fluid dairy products produced by any person shall be open to inspection by that person or his agent at any a
15.03.05.08.htm 15.03.05.08. 08 Agreement with Other States.. A. When milk is transferred from farm milk tanks located in Maryland to any mobile receiving station for transportation directly to purchasers located in other states, sampling and testing procedures required by the state in which the purchaser is located, may be used as a basis for payment to the Maryland producer if the out-of-state weighing, measuring, sampling, and testing procedures are substantially equivalent to the procedures required by
15.03.05.9999.htm 15.03.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965.
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