15A NCAC 18A .3512       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.  Copies of 15A NCAC 18A .1200 may be obtained from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Health, 1632 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1632.

(b)  The mixing of cream and milk or the pouring of either into jars, bottles, or other containers for storage therein shall be 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. 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. However, nothing in these Rules shall prohibit the placement of these items on ice while on display or being served.

(e)  Dry milk and dry milk products must be reconstituted according to manufacturer's directions and may not be stored for later use.

 

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

Eff. May 1, 2004.