ATCP 65.925(1)(a) (a) The division administrator.
ATCP 65.925(1)(b) (b) A person that the division administrator designates in writing, by name or position.
ATCP 65.925(1)(c) (c) A division representative if the suspension notice is issued under s. ATCP 65.920 (6) (a) 4.
ATCP 65.925(2) (2)Reason for suspension. A suspension notice shall specify the reasons for which the suspension notice is issued.
ATCP 65.925(3) (3)Term of suspension; reinstatement requirement. A suspension notice shall indicate the term of the suspension or, if the suspension is for an indefinite term, the conditions that the milk producer must meet in order to obtain reinstatement of the milk producer license or grade A producer permit. Conditions for reinstatement shall be reasonably related to the reasons for which the license or permit is suspended. A summary license suspension notice under s. ATCP 65.920 (2) may authorize a dairy plant operator to receive milk from the suspended milk producer directly or via a milk contractor, on a conditional basis, pending full reinstatement of the milk producer's license, provided that the dairy plant operator or milk contractor performs inspections or tests specified in the suspension order.
ATCP 65.925(4) (4)Reinstatement application form. A notice suspending a grade A producer permit, under s. ATCP 65.920 (6) (a), shall be accompanied by a reinstatement application form which may be used by the affected milk producer to apply for reinstatement of the milk producer's grade A producer permit. The form shall include a statement, to be signed by the affected milk producer, that all requirements for the reinstatement of the grade A producer permit have been met to the best of the milk producer's knowledge. If a milk producer requests a hearing on a suspension under s. ATCP 65.928, a request for reinstatement under this subsection does not constitute an admission or waiver by the milk producer with respect to any fact, issue or cause of action.
ATCP 65.925(5) (5)Notice of right to hearing. A suspension notice shall include a notice that the milk producer may request a hearing on the suspension, as provided under s. ATCP 65.928.
ATCP 65.925(6) (6)Service on milk producer. A suspension notice shall be served on the affected milk producer by one of the following methods:
ATCP 65.925(6)(a) (a) By delivering the notice in person to the milk producer or to a competent member of the milk producer's household who is 14 years of age or older.
ATCP 65.925(6)(b) (b) By mailing the notice to the milk producer. Service may be proved by an affidavit of mailing or by a return receipt signed by the milk producer. Absent proof of later delivery, a notice served by mail is considered served three business days after the date of mailing.
ATCP 65.925(6)(c) (c) For a notice suspending a grade A producer permit, under s. ATCP 65.920 (6), by posting the suspension notice in a prominent location in the milk producer's milkhouse. A notice posted in the milkhouse under this paragraph is considered served at the time of posting.
ATCP 65.925(7) (7)Copy provided to dairy plant operator. A copy of every suspension notice shall be mailed or delivered to the dairy plant operator or milk contractor who normally procures milk from the milk producer at least three days before the start of the suspension. Failure to mail or deliver a copy to the dairy plant operator or milk contractor does not invalidate a suspension notice.
ATCP 65.925 History History: CR 14-073: cr. Register August 2016 No. 728, eff. 9-1-16; correction in (intro.) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register August 2016 No. 728.
ATCP 65.926 ATCP 65.926Dairy plant license and grade A permit suspension or revocation.
ATCP 65.926(1) (1) The department may suspend or revoke a dairy plant license or grade A dairy plant permit, as provided in s. 93.06 (7), Stats., except as provided under sub. (2), the department may not suspend or revoke a dairy plant license or grade A dairy plant permit except by order of the secretary or the secretary's designee, as provided in ch. ATCP 1, after notice and opportunity for hearing under subch. III of ch. 227, Stats. The division may file a written complaint with the department seeking the suspension or revocation of a dairy plant license or grade A dairy plant permit. Pending completion of the proceedings, the secretary or the secretary's designee may issue interim orders as necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare. If an inspection is required for the reinstatement of a dairy plant license or grade A dairy plant permit that is suspended or revoked under this section, the department shall charge a reinspection fee, under s. ATCP 65.02 (19), for the inspection.
ATCP 65.926(2) (2) The department may suspend or revoke a dairy plant license or grade A dairy plant permit, as provided under s. 93.06 (7), Stats., for cause including any of the following:
ATCP 65.926(2)(a) (a) A violation of this chapter or ch. ATCP 100.
ATCP 65.926(2)(b) (b) Interference with lawful inspection or sampling by the department or a certifying agency under s. ATCP 65.930, or refusal to permit lawful inspection or sampling by the department or a certifying agency under s. ATCP 65.930.
ATCP 65.926(2)(c) (c) Refusal to permit the lawful inspection or copying of documents under s. ATCP 65.44 (2).
ATCP 65.926(2)(d) (d) Failure to pay fees required under s. ATCP 65.04.
ATCP 65.926 Note Note: The procedure for suspending or revoking a dairy plant license or grade A permit is specified in ch. ATCP 1.
ATCP 65.926(3) (3) The suspension or revocation of a dairy plant license automatically suspends or revokes any grade A permit that the dairy plant operator holds for that dairy plant.
ATCP 65.926 Note Note: Violations of this chapter may also result in court prosecution under s. 97.72 or 97.73, Stats.
ATCP 65.926 History History: CR 14-073: cr. Register August 2016 No. 728, eff. 9-1-16; correction in (2) (c) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register August 2016 No. 728.
ATCP 65.927 ATCP 65.927Holding orders; identification and disposal of adulterated milk.
ATCP 65.927(1) (1)Holding order. Whenever a division representative has reasonable cause to believe that milk or a milk product examined by the division representative is adulterated or misbranded and is dangerous to health or misleading to the injury or damage of a purchaser or consumer, the division representative may issue a temporary holding order to allow for further testing or examination of the milk or milk product, pursuant to s. 97.12 (2), Stats. A holding order shall be written and shall identify the milk or milk product that is subject to the holding order. The division may extend or terminate a holding order by written notice, as provided in s. 97.12 (2), Stats. A notice extending a holding order shall be signed by the division administrator, or a person authorized in writing by the division administrator. A holding order and every notice extending a holding order shall include a notice of the recipient's right to hearing under s. ATCP 65.928.
ATCP 65.927(2) (2)Disposal order. If analysis or examination shows that milk or a milk product is adulterated or misbranded and is dangerous to health or misleading to the injury or damage of a purchaser or consumer, the division may issue a summary disposal order under s. 97.12 (2) (c), Stats., requiring the disposal or other disposition of the milk or milk product. A disposal order may be issued by the division representative who examines the milk, or by the division administrator, or by a person whom the administrator designates in writing. Where appropriate, an order may require relabeling of misbranded milk in lieu of disposal. A holding order under sub. (1) is not a prerequisite to a disposal order under this subsection. A disposal order shall be issued in writing, and shall include a notice of the recipient's right to hearing under s. ATCP 65.928.
ATCP 65.927(3) (3)Identification of adulterated milk. If milk is found to be adulterated and hazardous to health, a division representative may identify the milk for disposal or disposition in compliance with a notice under sub. (2). To identify the adulterated milk, the division representative may tag the milk container and may add a harmless food grade color to the milk to prevent its sale or use for human food purposes.
ATCP 65.927 History History: CR 14-073: cr. Register August 2016 No. 728, eff. 9-1-16.
ATCP 65.928 ATCP 65.928Right of hearing.
ATCP 65.928(1) (1)Hearing request. A person adversely affected by any of the following division actions may ask the department to hold a hearing on that action:
ATCP 65.928(1)(a) (a) The denial of a milk producer license application or grade A producer permit application under s. ATCP 65.02.
ATCP 65.928(1)(b) (b) The summary suspension of a milk producer license, under s. ATCP 65.920 (3).
ATCP 65.928(1)(c) (c) The issuance of a warning notice, under s. ATCP 65.920 (5) (a).
ATCP 65.928(1)(d) (d) The suspension of a grade A producer permit, under s. ATCP 65.920 (6) (a).
ATCP 65.928(1)(e) (e) The denial of a reinstatement application, under s. ATCP 65.920 (5) (d) or (7).
ATCP 65.928(1)(f) (f) A holding order, disposal order, or other summary action, under s. ATCP 65.927.
ATCP 65.928(1)(g) (g) The suspension or revocation of a dairy plant license or grade A permit, under s. ATCP 65.926.
ATCP 65.928(2) (2)Form and timing of request; effect pending hearings. A person requesting an informal hearing, under sub. (3), shall make that request, in writing, within 10 days after the person receives notice of the division action. A request for hearing does not stay the effect of any action under this chapter. The filing deadline under this subsection is waived if the department fails to give the milk producer timely written notice of the filing deadline.
ATCP 65.928(3) (3)Informal hearing.
ATCP 65.928(3)(a)(a) Whenever the department receives a hearing request under sub. (2), the department shall conduct an informal hearing on the contested action. The hearing shall be conducted by a presiding officer who is a department employee or official who was not personally involved in the investigation or decision to take the contested action, and who has authority to withdraw or correct the action as necessary. The division shall conduct the informal hearing unless the contested action was taken by the division administrator. The division shall hold the informal hearing within 20 days after it receives the hearing request under sub. (2), unless the person requesting the hearing agrees to a later date. The division may hold the informal hearing by telephone or at the division's office.
ATCP 65.928(3)(b) (b) The issue for hearing, held under par. (a), shall be limited to whether the division had adequate grounds for the contested action. Within 2 business days after the conclusion of the informal hearing, the presiding officer shall issue a brief written memorandum that summarizes the informal hearing, and any decision or action resulting from the informal hearing. A copy of the memorandum shall be provided to the person who requested the hearing. The memorandum shall include notice of the person's right to request a full evidentiary hearing under sub. (4).
ATCP 65.928(4) (4)Full evidentiary hearing. If a person adversely affected by a division action either files a timely written request for hearing under sub. (2), and the matter is not resolved by an informal hearing under sub. (3), or does not want an informal hearing, the person may request a full evidentiary hearing before the department, pursuant to subch. III of ch. 227, Stats., and ch. ATCP 1. The person shall make the hearing request as specified in s. ATCP 1.06. A full evidentiary hearing, if any, shall be held before an administrative law judge appointed by the secretary. A request for a full evidentiary hearing does not stay any action under this chapter.
ATCP 65.928 History History: CR 14-073: cr. Register August 2016 No. 728, eff. 9-1-16.
ATCP 65.930 ATCP 65.930Grade A dairy plants; compliance monitoring and inspection.
ATCP 65.930(1) (1)Audit surveys by certifying agency.
ATCP 65.930(1)(a)(a) Requirement. The division shall perform audit surveys of grade A dairy plants, and the dairy farms shipping milk to those dairy plants, to establish a grade A sanitation compliance rating under this chapter. The division shall survey a grade A dairy plant, and the farms shipping milk to that dairy plant, at all of the following times:
ATCP 65.930(1)(a)1. 1. Within 20 business days after the department first issues a grade A dairy plant permit to the dairy plant under s. ATCP 65.04.
ATCP 65.930(1)(a)2. 2. At least once every 2 years after the initial survey under subd. 1.
ATCP 65.930(1)(b) (b) Survey method. A survey, under par. (a), shall include an inspection of the grade A dairy plant, an inspection of a randomly selected statistically representative sample of dairy farms in a BTU shipping grade A milk to that dairy plant, and an evaluation of the division's enforcement methods. A survey shall be conducted in compliance with “Methods of Making Sanitation Ratings of Milk Supplies," 2013 revision, published by the Food and Drug Administration, Public Health Service, United States Department of Health and Human Services.
ATCP 65.930 Note Note: The “Methods of Making Sanitation Ratings of Milk Supplies" is on file with the division and the legislative reference bureau. Copies may be purchased from the Milk Safety Team, HFS-626, Food and Drug Administration, Public Health Service, United States Department of Health and Human Services, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740-3835. Also available online at http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/federalstatefoodprograms/ucm2007965.htm.
ATCP 65.930(1)(c) (c) Survey rating. Based on a survey under par. (a), the division shall assign an overall grade A sanitation compliance rating to the dairy plant and the dairy farms in the BTU that ship milk to that dairy plant.
ATCP 65.930(1)(d) (d) Unsatisfactory survey rating; grade A permit suspension. The department may suspend or revoke a dairy plant's grade A permit if the sanitation compliance rating for that dairy plant under par. (c) falls below 80%. This subsection does not prohibit the department from suspending or revoking a grade A dairy plant permit for any other reason.
ATCP 65.930 Note Note: Procedures, related to the suspension or revocation of a grade A dairy plant permit, are set forth in ch. ATCP 1. If a compliance rating falls below 80%, the department may also decertify the dairy plant as an interstate milk shipper. Decertification may prevent the dairy plant operator from shipping grade A dairy products in interstate commerce.
ATCP 65.930(2) (2)Inspection frequency.
ATCP 65.930(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the division shall inspect every grade A processing plant at least once every 3 months, every grade A receiving station at least once every 3 months, and every grade A transfer station at least once every 6 months.
ATCP 65.930(2)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a grade A processing plant, receiving station, or transfer station that the United States food and drug administration lists as being enrolled in the program described in PMO Appendix K.
ATCP 65.930 Note Note: PMO Appendix K describes a voluntary “hazard analysis-critical control point (HACCP)" program for dairy plants. The HACCP program serves as a partial alternative to traditional inspection. If a dairy plant is currently enrolled in the HACCP program, as indicated by the Interstate Milk Shippers List published by the United States food and drug administration, the department is not required to inspect the dairy plant with the normal frequency required under sub. (2)(a). If an enrolled dairy plant fails to comply with HACCP program standards in PMO Appendix H, the food and drug administration may "de-list" the dairy plant from the HACCP program and the department must then inspect the dairy plant at the normal frequency required by sub. (2)(a). PMO Appendix K is on file with the division and the legislative reference bureau. Copies may be obtained from the department at cost or online at http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/Milk.
ATCP 65.930(3) (3)Dairy product sampling; frequency.
ATCP 65.930(3)(a)(a) Pasteurized milk and dairy products; sample testing. Except as provided in par. (c), the division in every consecutive 6-month period shall collect from every grade A dairy plant at least 4 samples of each pasteurized grade A dairy product produced by that dairy plant. The division shall collect each sample in a separate month, except that the division may collect 2 of the samples in the same month if it collects those 2 samples at least 20 days apart and collects the other two samples in two other months. Dairy plants producing pasteurized grade A dairy products on an intermittent basis shall notify the division of intended production schedules to facilitate sample collection under this paragraph. The division shall measure and record the temperature of each pasteurized grade A dairy product from which the samples are collected and shall test the samples for bacteria counts, coliform counts, and beta lactam drug residues. The division may collect additional samples and perform additional tests that the division considers necessary.
ATCP 65.930(3)(b) (b) Raw milk held at dairy plant; sample testing. During every consecutive 6-month period, the division shall collect at least 4 samples of commingled raw milk from each grade A dairy plant that receives raw milk. The division shall collect each sample in a separate month, except that the division may collect 2 of the samples in the same month if it collects those 2 samples at least 20 days apart and collects the other two samples in two other months. The division shall measure and record the temperature of the raw commingled milk from which the division collects each sample and shall test each sample for bacterial counts and beta lactam drug residues. The division may collect additional samples and perform additional tests that the division considers necessary.
ATCP 65.930(3)(c) (c) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a grade A condensed or dry milk product that is not produced on a continuous monthly basis, provided that the division collects at least 5 samples within each continuous production period.
ATCP 65.930 History History: CR 14-073: cr. Register August 2016 No. 728, eff. 9-1-16.
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