ATCP 77.02(2)(c) (c) Petrifilm aerobic count.
ATCP 77.02(2)(d) (d) Coliform plate count.
ATCP 77.02(2)(e) (e) Petrifilm coliform count.
ATCP 77.02(2)(f) (f) Other tests under ch. ATCP 75 to detect pathogens in food.
ATCP 77.02(3) (3)Water, wastewater or recreational water. Any of the following tests related to water, wastewater or recreational water:
ATCP 77.02(3)(a) (a) LTB or P-A broth, followed by BGLB and either EC or EC-MUG
ATCP 77.02(3)(b) (b) A-1 broth (fecal coliform, SWTR only)
ATCP 77.02(3)(c) (c) Colilert or Colilert 18
ATCP 77.02(3)(d) (d) Colisure
ATCP 77.02(3)(e) (e) Readycult or Fluorocult LMX
ATCP 77.02(3)(f) (f) E*Colite
ATCP 77.02(3)(g) (g) Colitag
ATCP 77.02(3)(h) (h) M-Endo or LES Endo, followed by BGLB and either EC, EC-MUG, or NA-MUG
ATCP 77.02(3)(i) (i) MI Medium
ATCP 77.02(3)(j) (j) Coliscan
ATCP 77.02(3)(k) (k) m-ColiBlue24
ATCP 77.02(3)(L) (L) Chromocult
ATCP 77.02(3)(m) (m) mFC agar (fecal coliform, SWTR only)
ATCP 77.02(3)(o) (o) SimPlate
ATCP 77.02(3)(p) (p) m-TEC (fecal coliform)
ATCP 77.02(3)(q) (q) Other tests under ch. NR 809 or 812 to detect microbiological contamination in drinking water.
ATCP 77.02 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 07-006: am. (intro.), r. and recr. (1) and (3), Register January 2008, No. 625, eff. 2-1-08; renumbering of (1) (aa) to (dd) to be (1) (za) to (zd) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register January 2008 No. 625; CR 14-073: am. (1) (zd) Register August 2016 No. 728, eff. 9-1-16.
ATCP 77.03 ATCP 77.03Laboratory certification; general.
ATCP 77.03(1)(1)Annual certification required.
ATCP 77.03(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), no person may perform any laboratory test listed under s. ATCP 77.02 to determine whether milk, food or water complies with public health standards required under federal or state law unless the department annually certifies the laboratory operator to perform that test at the laboratory where the test is performed. An annual certificate expires on December 31 of each year.
ATCP 77.03 Note Note: A laboratory operator certified under sub. (1) (a) to perform a specified drug residue test may perform both the confirmatory drug residue test for which that operator is certified, as well as the corresponding drug residue screening test.
ATCP 77.03(1)(b) (b) An operator may perform a drug residue test as a screening test under s. ATCP 77.23 at the operator's laboratory, even though the operator is not certified under par. (a) to perform that drug residue test as a confirmatory test, if the department annually approves the operator to perform that drug residue screening test at that laboratory. An annual certificate of approval expires on December 31 of each year.
ATCP 77.03(2) (2)Scope of certification.
ATCP 77.03(2)(a)(a) A person who operates 2 or more laboratories shall obtain a separate certification under sub. (1) for each laboratory. A certification may not be transferred between operators or laboratories.
ATCP 77.03(2)(b) (b) The department shall identify, in each certification under sub. (1), the tests which the operator is certified to perform at that laboratory.
ATCP 77.03(2)(c) (c) An operator approved under sub. (1) (b) to perform a drug residue test as a screening test may not perform that test as a confirmatory test unless the operator is certified to do so under sub. (1) (a).
ATCP 77.03 Note Note: The department may approve a laboratory operator, under s. ATCP 77.23, to perform a drug residue screening test on milk even though the department has not certified that laboratory operator under this section to perform that test as a confirmatory test. See also s. ATCP65.76.
ATCP 77.03(3) (3)Certificate displayed. An operator shall display, at a prominent location in each certified laboratory, the current certification issued for that laboratory under sub. (1).
ATCP 77.03(4) (4)Exemptions. Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following:
ATCP 77.03(4)(a) (a) The United States government.
ATCP 77.03(4)(b) (b) Milk testing by the department.
ATCP 77.03(4)(c) (c) An educational institution that operates a laboratory solely for teaching or academic research purposes, and does not test milk, water or food for human consumption.
ATCP 77.03(4)(d) (d) A person who operates a laboratory solely to conduct quality control tests on food or water sold by that person, provided that the tests are not required by statute, rule or ordinance.
ATCP 77.03 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; emerg. renum. (2) (c) to be (2) (b), cr. (2) (c), eff. 11-15-01; CR 01-124: renum. (2) (c) to be (2) (b), cr. (2) (c) Register December 2002 No. 564, eff. 1-1-03; CR 07-003: r. and recr. (1) and (2) (c), Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08.
ATCP 77.04 ATCP 77.04Applying for certification.
ATCP 77.04(1) (1)Initial application. An operator shall apply for initial certification under s. ATCP 77.03 on a form provided by the department. The operator shall submit a separate application for each laboratory. An application shall include all of the following:
ATCP 77.04(1)(a) (a) The operator's correct legal name and address, and any trade names used by the operator. The application shall indicate whether the operator is an individual, corporation, partnership, cooperative association, limited liability company, trust, or other organization or entity.
ATCP 77.04(1)(b) (b) The name, address and telephone number of the laboratory.
ATCP 77.04(1)(c) (c) The name of the laboratory administrator under s. ATCP 77.12.
ATCP 77.04(1)(d) (d) The tests under s. ATCP 77.02 for which the operator seeks certification.
ATCP 77.04(1)(e) (e) Documentation that the laboratory is qualified to perform each test which the operator identifies under par. (d). Documentation shall include all of the following:
ATCP 77.04(1)(e)1. 1. Proof that the laboratory has all of the equipment needed to perform each test.
ATCP 77.04(1)(e)2. 2. Written test procedures used for each test, or an identification of the standard test methods used for each test.
ATCP 77.04(1)(e)3. 3. Proof of analytical proficiency in each test. Proof may consist of quality assurance test results from comparison studies, split samples or proficiency tests which meet the proficiency evaluation requirements under s. ATCP 77.24 or 77.34. The operator of a water laboratory shall also provide documentation required under s. ATCP 77.32.
ATCP 77.04 Note Note: An operator may obtain application forms and submit applications to the department at the following address:
ATCP 77.04 Note Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Division of Food Safety, Bureau of Food Safety and Inspection
Laboratory Certification Program
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
(608) 224-4712
ATCP 77.04(2) (2)Annual renewal. To renew an annual certification, the operator of a certified laboratory shall file a renewal application with the department by December 31 of each year. The operator shall file the renewal application on a form provided by the department. The renewal application shall include all of the following:
ATCP 77.04(2)(a) (a) The information required under sub. (1) (a) to (d). The application shall identify any changes since the last annual renewal.
ATCP 77.04(2)(b) (b) The information required under sub. (1) (e) if the operator requests certification to perform a test which the department has not yet certified the operator to perform.
ATCP 77.04(2)(c) (c) The certification fees required under s. ATCP 77.06.
ATCP 77.04 Note Note: The department will send renewal application forms to certified laboratories approximately 6 weeks before their current annual certifications expire.
ATCP 77.04(3) (3)False information. No person may misrepresent or falsify any information contained in a certification application under this section.
ATCP 77.04 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99.
ATCP 77.06 ATCP 77.06Certification fees.
ATCP 77.06(1) (1)Fee amounts. Except as provided under sub. (2) or (3), an operator shall pay the following certification fees:
ATCP 77.06(1)(a) (a) Milk or food tests. An annual certification fee of $410 for each test under s. ATCP 77.02 (1) or (2) at each laboratory for which the operator is certified. This fee does not apply to a laboratory that is approved under s. ATCP 77.23 only to conduct drug residue screening tests on milk samples.
ATCP 77.06(1)(b) (b) Certified analysts; milk or food tests. An annual certification fee of $30 for each analyst who performs one or more tests under s. ATCP 77.02 (1) or (2). This fee does not apply to an individual approved under s. ATCP 77.23 only to conduct drug residue screening tests on milk samples.
ATCP 77.06(1)(c) (c) Additional analyst certification; milk or food tests. A supplemental fee of $150 for each requested certification of one or more analysts to conduct any test under s. ATCP 77.02 (1) or (2), if the certification occurs at any time other than during a mandatory inspection under s. ATCP 77.14 (1). This fee does not apply to an individual approved under s. ATCP 77.23 only to conduct drug residue screening tests on milk samples.
ATCP 77.06(1)(d) (d) Water tests. An annual certification fee of $340 for each test under s. ATCP 77.02 (3) for which the operator is certified.
ATCP 77.06(1)(e) (e) Drug residues in milk; screening tests. The fees provided in s. ATCP 77.23 (3) if the laboratory performs drug residue screening tests on milk samples.
ATCP 77.06(2) (2)Partial fees. An operator of a milk or food laboratory shall pay the fee as provided in par. (a) and the operator of a water laboratory shall pay the fee as provided in par. (b).
ATCP 77.06(2)(a) (a) If the department certifies an operator of a milk or food laboratory to perform a test for less than a full calendar year, the operator shall pay a fee of $28 for each full month of certification for that test. This fee does not apply to a laboratory that is authorized under s. ATCP 77.23 only to conduct drug residue screening tests on milk samples.
ATCP 77.06(2)(b) (b) If the department certifies an operator of a water laboratory to perform a test for less than a full calendar year, the operator shall pay a fee of $23 for each full month of certification for that test.
ATCP 77.06(3) (3)Fee exemptions. A county or municipality that contracts with the department to license and inspect retail food establishments as the department's agent under s. 97.41, Stats., is not required to pay any certification fee.
ATCP 77.06(4) (4)Paying certification fees.
ATCP 77.06(4)(a)(a) If the department has not previously certified an operator to perform any of the tests listed under s. ATCP 77.02 at the laboratory for which the operator is seeking certification, the department shall bill the operator under this section after the department inspects the laboratory under s. ATCP 77.14 (1) (a). The department may not certify the operator to perform any test until the operator pays the required certification fee for that test.
ATCP 77.06(4)(b) (b) If the operator of a certified laboratory applies for certification to perform additional tests under sub. (5), or files a renewal application under s. ATCP 77.04 (2), the operator shall include with that application the fees required under this section.
ATCP 77.06(5) (5)Additional tests. The operator of a certified laboratory may, at any time, apply for certification to perform additional tests which the department has not yet certified the operator to perform at that laboratory. The operator shall apply on a form provided by the department. The application shall include all of the following:
ATCP 77.06(5)(a) (a) The additional tests for which the operator seeks certification.
ATCP 77.06(5)(b) (b) Documentation, under s. ATCP 77.04 (1) (e), that the operator is qualified to perform each additional test under par. (a).
ATCP 77.06(5)(c) (c) The fees required under this section.
ATCP 77.06 Note Note: An operator may apply under sub. (5) at any time during a license year, and need not wait until the annual license renewal.
ATCP 77.06 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; am. (1) and (2) and cr. (1) (a) to (d), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00; emerg. am. (1) (a) to (c), cr. (1) (e), r. and recr. (2), eff. 11-15-01; CR 01-124: am. (1) (a) to (c), cr. (1) (e), r. and recr. (2) Register December 2002 No. 564, eff. 1-1-03; CR 05-044: cr. (2) (intro.), am. (4) and (5) (c) Register December 2005 No. 600, eff. 1-1-06; CR 07-037: am. (1) (a), (b) and (d) Register April 2008 No. 628, eff. 5-1-08.
ATCP 77.08 ATCP 77.08Granting and withdrawing certification.
ATCP 77.08(1)(1)Granting certification. The department shall certify an operator under s. ATCP 77.03 if the operator and laboratory comply with this chapter. The department may conditionally certify an operator pending action by the operator to correct deficiencies which the department has identified. The department may summarily suspend a conditional certification, without prior hearing, if the operator fails to correct the deficiencies within the time specified by the department.
ATCP 77.08(2) (2)Deadline for action on certification request. Within 40 calendar days after the department receives a complete application under s. ATCP 77.04, the department shall do all the following:
ATCP 77.08(2)(a) (a) Inspect the laboratory if an inspection is required under s. ATCP 77.14 (1).
ATCP 77.08(2)(b) (b) Grant the application, grant the application subject to conditions, or deny the application.
ATCP 77.08(3) (3)Milk and food laboratories; certified analysts.
ATCP 77.08(3)(a)(a) The department may not certify an operator to perform any test under s. ATCP 77.02 (1) or (2) unless the department has certified all of the analysts who perform that test at that laboratory.
ATCP 77.08(4) (4)Suspending or revoking certification. The department may suspend or revoke an operator's certification for cause, including a violation of this chapter or failure to file required laboratory reports with other government agencies. The department shall comply with applicable requirements under ch. 227, Stats., and ch. ATCP 1.
ATCP 77.08 Note Note: See ss. 93.06 (7) and 93.12, Stats.
ATCP 77.08(5) (5)Summary suspension. The food safety administrator may issue a written notice, summarily suspending all or part of an operator's certification, if the food safety administrator finds in the suspension notice that the operator has not complied with this chapter, that the noncompliance poses an imminent threat to the health or safety of the public or laboratory workers, and that the noncompliance is likely to continue unless the food safety administrator summarily suspends the operator's certification. The operator may contest the summary suspension according to s. ATCP 1.03 (3).
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.