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§ 480.5-1. In-Place Cleaning in Plants.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 2. Animal Industry
Chapter 1. Dairies
Article 10. Sterilization and Handling Practices
3 CCR § 480.5-1
§ 480.5-1. In-Place Cleaning in Plants.
Unless a satisfactory circulating system for washing and sterilization for milk product plant pipeline in-place cleaning is provided, all lines and equipment must be disassembled for washing after each time used. Any circulating system must comply with the following, unless otherwise approved by the director.
(a) All cleaned-in-place pipelines in milk products plants must comply with the subsections (a), (b), (c), (e), (j), (m), (s), (u), (v), and (w) of Section 480.5 of the Administrative Code.
(b) To prevent adulteration and contamination, solution lines and water lines must be disconnected from the milk or milk product lines during the processing periods. Equipment not being cleaned in place must be disconnected from the system during the time CIP (cleaned-in-place) is operating.
(c) Each milk products plant using the CIP method must have in its possession a plan of the system identifying the sanitary piping and equipment to be cleaned, or shall identify all lines cleaned in place in a manner that will distinguish them from lines which are to be disassembled for cleaning.
(d) Each cleaned-in-place (CIP) system must be equipped with a control to maintain the wash solution at an effective temperature.
(e) The circulating pump must be of a size to insure proper cleaning and provide a velocity of at least five feet per second.
(f) Surface coming in contact with milk or milk products must be of corrosion-resistant material, smooth, free from open seams, cracks, and crevices.
(g) All caps, plugs, valve seats, tee ends, cross ends, special fittings, and the like must be removed and cleaned, each time the CIP system is operated.
1. New section filed 9-21-56; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 56, No. 18).
2. Amendment filed 2-23-62; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 62, No. 4).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
3 CCR § 480.5-1, 3 CA ADC § 480.5-1
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