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§ 576.1. Detection of Drug Residues in Milk Reporting.

3 CA ADC § 576.1BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 2. Animal Industry
Chapter 1. Dairies
Article 17. Condemnation of Milk Products
3 CCR § 576.1
§ 576.1. Detection of Drug Residues in Milk Reporting.
Each processing facility shall have a program in place to screen all bulk raw milk pickup tankers for drug residues with approved tests as specified in United States Food and Drug Administration, Milk Safety Branch, Coded Memorandum M-a-85, effective January 22, 2001 (M-a-85).
(a) The following Federal and State testing procedures shall be applied by each processing facility on all drug residue screening tests performed on bulk raw milk pickup tankers of milk for human consumption using test methods approved by the Secretary and specified in M-a-85:
(1) The drug residue testing procedures specified by United States Food and Drug Administration, Milk Safety Branch, Coded Memorandum M-a-86, effective July 23, 2001 (M-a-86), General Guidelines for Bulk Milk Pickup Tanker Screening Tests shall be followed by each processing facility.
(2) United States Food and Drug Administration, Milk Safety Branch, Coded Memorandum M-a-86, sets forth the certification requirements of industry personnel for screening bulk milk pickup tankers for drug residues.
(3) Milk handlers shall report all positive drug residue results from bulk raw milk tankers to the Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch immediately, not to exceed the next State working day.
(4) Milk handlers shall report all bulk raw milk pickup tanker drug residue test results (negative and positive) to the Milk and Dairy Foods Control Branch on a quarterly basis.
(5) Bulk raw milk pickup tankers reported positive for drug residues must be confirmed at a State and Federal certified laboratory by State and Federal certified analysts by completing all of the following tests: Lactek B-L, Lactek CEF and Bacillus Stearothermophilus Disc Assay, or an equivalent series of tests approved by the Secretary.
(b) Handlers with producer pools or cooperatives who have established a single approved M-a-85 test by policy or contract agreement with producers may upon application to the Secretary and upon approval be allowed to use confirmation testing by the same drug residue test method employed in screening at a State and Federal certified laboratory by State and Federal certified analysts.
(c) All drug residue samples required by subsections (a) and (b) shall be obtained by a licensed sampler and weigher or persons authorized pursuant to Section 32701 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
(d) Milk containing violative drug residues shall be condemned and disposed of in a manner approved by the Secretary.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 407, 32761.5 and 33083, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 32701, 32731, 32811, 32814 and 33733, Food and Agricultural Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 1-30-95 as an emergency; operative 1-30-95 (Register 95, No. 5). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 5-30-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. Certificate of Compliance as to 1-30-95 order transmitted to OAL 5-26-95 and filed 7-11-95 (Register 95, No. 28).
3. Change without regulatory effect amending first paragraph and subsection (a)(1) filed 1-8-2002 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2002, No. 2).
4. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a)(3) filed 4-2-2012 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2012, No. 14).
This database is current through 7/22/22 Register 2022, No. 29
3 CCR § 576.1, 3 CA ADC § 576.1
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