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Title 6 : Agriculture

Chapter 151 : Supervision, Inspection, and Licensing of Dairy Operations

Subchapter 002 : Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets

(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 2701)
  • § 2701. Rules

    (a) The Secretary, in accordance with 3 V.S.A. chapter 25, shall adopt and may amend and rescind, dairy sanitation rules relating to dairy products to enforce this chapter, including labeling, weighing, measuring and testing facilities, buildings, equipment, methods, procedures, health of animals, health and capability of personnel, and quality standards. In addition, the uniform regulation for sanitation requirements, as adopted by the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shippers, and published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration, Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO), as amended, supplemented, or revised, are adopted as part of this chapter, except that any exemption to the preventative controls for human food requirements for Grade “A” milk and milk products for a very small business, as defined in the PMO and federal regulations, shall not apply. The Secretary may modify or reject by rule the PMO. When adherence to the PMO is deemed unreasonable by the Agency for non-Grade “A” products, the most current version of the Recommended Requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Milk for Manufacturing Purposes and its Production and Processing may be used.

    (b) The Secretary shall adopt and from time to time amend or terminate rules concerning but not limited to the taking and storing of samples, sampling equipment, approved tests, testing equipment, methods and procedures for performing tests, and related trade practices that are used as a basis for payment or acceptance for dairy products. The Secretary shall adopt, amend, or terminate rules concerning examination for and the granting and terminating of dairy technician’s licenses. (Added 1965, No. 175, §§ 8, 32; amended 1969, No. 73, § 2, eff. April 18, 1969; 2001, No. 39, § 3; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003; 2011, No. 39, § 1, eff. May 19, 2011; 2015, No. 23, § 76; 2017, No. 113 (Adj. Sess.), § 27; 2019, No. 83, § 16.)