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§ 480.7. Dairy Farm Tank Installations.


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 § 480.7
§ 480.7. Dairy Farm Tank Installations.
Where milk is held at the dairy in farm tanks or transferred to tankers for delivery, the following conditions must be complied with:
(a) A plan or diagram with dimensions for each installation must be submitted to the inspection service or inspector in advance and be approved before the installation is made.
(b) Farm tanks must be installed at least two feet, measured from any piece of equipment or accessory that may protrude from the tank, from the walls of the milk room on all sides. When a surface cooler is used, the distance between the tank wall and the building wall must be at least three feet six inches on the side where cooler is installed. When the pump for transferring milk from the farm tank is installed or located in the milk room, the distance between the tank wall and the wall of the building must be at least three feet at the outlet end.
These distances may be modified only by written permission of the director. A clearance of at least six inches must be provided between the bottom of the farm tank or pipe under the farm tank and the floor. The farm tank must not be located over a floor drain.
(c) Farm tanks must be provided with accurate thermometers.
(d) A sanitary stainless steel pipeline or rubber or plastic hose must be used for conveying milk from the farm tank. Any line or hose used must be in lengths which can be readily cleaned and sterilized by approved methods. Hoses must be capped and contained in a dustproof compartment on the truck or trailer while in transit. Sanitary caps must be used for tank outlets.
(e) Sanitary milk pumps provided by the dairy must be protected at all times.
(f) The loading area or ramp must be kept in a sanitary condition and be graded, or graded and paved to provide good drainage.
(g) The farm tank must be constructed of acceptable materials and in such a manner that it may be cleaned, sanitized, and drained. The measuring device must be made of stainless steel or other acceptable material.
(h) When used as a farm storage tank, all openings to the truck tank must be protected with dustproof covers. For loading and unloading, tight, protected connections must be made. All valves and fittings of farm tanks and truck tanks must be easily disassembled for cleaning.
(i) Sufficient light, properly located, must be available to assure proper cleaning of the interior and exterior of farm tanks.
(j) Transfer of milk from the farm tank must be made only through conductor pipe openings in the milk house wall or stationary door; such openings must be provided with closures.
Note: Authority cited: Section 407, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 33519-33522, Food and Agricultural Code.
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).
3. Amendment of subsections (e) and (g)-(i), repealer of subsections (j) and ( l), subsection relettering, amendment of newly designated subsection (j) and new Note filed 4-2-2002; operative 4-2-2002 (Register 2002, No. 14).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
3 CCR § 480.7, 3 CA ADC § 480.7
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