Register February 2012 No. 674
Chapter ATCP 60
Subchapter I — Definitions
Subchapter II — License and Permit Requirements; Fees
Milk producer license; fees.
Grade A permit.
Fee payment obligations; enforcement.
Subchapter III — Dairy Farm Standards
Milking barn or parlor.
Equipment and utensils.
Milking and milk handling systems.
Bulk tanks and bulk transport containers.
Abnormal milk; milking diseased animals.
Subchapter IV — Milk Quality Standards; Examination of Milk From Dairy Farms
Milk quality standards.
Examining milk by sight and smell.
Collecting milk samples.
Drug residue testing.
Testing for somatic cells.
Certified testers; test methods; reporting.
Dairy plant operator to furnish producer milk samples to department upon request.
Raw milk sales prohibited; exemptions.
Subchapter V — Inspection and Enforcement
Inspection of dairy farms; general.
Performance-based grade A dairy farm inspections.
Suspension or revocation of milk producer license.
Suspension or revocation of grade A farm permit; general.
Violation of grade A milk quality standards; suspension of grade A farm permit by food division.
Drug residue violations; producer sanctions.
Violation of grade A farm standards; suspension of grade A farm permit by food division.
Suspension notice; requirements.
Holding orders; identification and disposal of adulterated milk.
Right of hearing.
As used in this chapter:
"Bulk tank" means a permanent or semi-permanent tank or container used to receive, cool or store bulk quantities of milk on a dairy farm. "Bulk tank" does not include milk cans or a bulk transport container.
"Bulk transport container" means a vehicle or container that a milk producer uses to ship bulk milk from a dairy farm to a dairy plant.
"C-I-P equipment" means any form of equipment which is designed to be cleaned in place by the mechanical circulation of cleaning and sanitizing solutions onto interior milk contact surfaces. "C-I-P equipment" includes C-I-P milking equipment, C-I-P pipelines and C-I-P bulk tanks.
"C-I-P milking equipment" means equipment items including milker claws, inflations, weigh jars, meters, milk hoses, milk receivers, takeoff units and milk pumps, which are designed to be cleaned in place by the mechanical circulation of cleaning and sanitizing solutions onto interior milk contact surfaces.
"C-I-P milk pipelines" means permanently mounted milk pipelines and their appurtenances which are designed to be cleaned in place by the mechanical circulation of cleaning and sanitizing solutions onto interior milk contact surfaces.
"Cowyard" means an enclosed or unenclosed area, approximately adjacent to a milking barn or parlor, in which milking animals congregate. "Cowyard" includes milking animal walkways, feeding areas, watering areas, washing areas and housing areas located outside but adjacent to a milking barn or parlor.
"Dairy plant operator" means a person who operates a dairy plant. "Dairy plant operator" includes the operator of a dairy plant located outside this state if the operator procures milk from producers located in this state. "Dairy plant operator" does not include a person identified under s. 97.20 (2) (e)
"Department" means the state of Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
"Drug" has the meaning given in 21 USC 321
(g). "Drug" includes antibiotics and inhibitory substances.
"Equipment" means an implement, vessel, machine or apparatus, other than a utensil, which:
Is used to draw milk from milking animals or to transport, hold, handle, cool or store milk on a dairy farm.