15A NCAC 18A .1021       MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS

(a)  Only Grade "A" pasteurized milk and milk products shall be used.  The term "milk products" shall mean milk products as defined in 15A NCAC 18A .1200.  Milk and milk products shall be served in the individual, original containers in which they were received from the distributor, so that the name and grade of the contents and the name of the milk distributor may be readily observed by the consumers; provided that approved sanitary bulk milk dispensers may be used if so located and so labeled that the name and grade of the contents and the name of the distributor may be observed readily by the consumers; provided further, that the milk dispenser may be installed in the food serving area of the kitchen if the label information required by this item is displayed or posted so as to be observed readily by the consumer.

(b)  An exception may be made in the case of cream served with coffee, cereals, etc., as the distributor cannot deliver cream in the unit sizes that would be required.  For such service, transferring to individual service units from the original container of not more than one‑half gallon capacity, or from pumps, or other approved dispensers is permissible.  The mixing of cream and milk or the pouring of either into jars, bottles, or other containers for storage therein shall be prohibited.  Where meals are served in a communal or family type dining area, milk may be served by pouring it into individual glasses or cups from original containers of not more than one gallon capacity which have been provided by a milk distributor.  Such pouring shall be done by the counselor at each table or by responsible food service personnel of the summer camp immediately before the milk is to be consumed.  The milk remaining in the container shall be immediately refrigerated and used for cooking purposes only.  The transfer of milk from its original one gallon container into any type of container other than glasses or cups as specified in this Rule is prohibited.

(c)  Bulk milk dispenser containers, as received from the distributor, shall be properly sealed, labeled with the name and grade of the contents and identity of the distributor, and only the outlet seal shall be broken in the establishment.

(d)  Milk and milk products shall be stored in a sanitary manner and shall be kept refrigerated, except when being served. Milk containers shall not be completely submerged in water.

(e)  Dry milk and milk products may be reconstituted in the establishment if used for cooking purposes only.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑248;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990; July 1, 1984.