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§ 481.5. Practices to Be Observed When Pouring Milk in Tank.


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 § 481.5
§ 481.5. Practices to Be Observed When Pouring Milk in Tank.
(a) Sanitary milk pipes shall be no longer than the washing and sterilizing facilities will accommodate. When the pipeline is washed and sterilized in an assembled position, the line must be capable of being disassembled for inspection. When milk pumps are used, the riser pipe shall be of sufficient height to permit the efficient and speedy gravity flow of milk to the milk house. Means must be provided for keeping sanitary milk pipes and fittings off the floor while being assembled.
(b) The milk dump tank must be provided with a splashproof, self-closing cover which is operated by means of a metal foot pedal assembly or by other means approved by the director.
(c) A substantial metal framework to furnish protection from contact with animals must be provided.
(d) Metal shields must be provided for protection against splash.
(e) The top of the dump tank must be at least 30 inches above the cows' standing platform, except in a tandem type barn where the minimum height must be at least 30 inches from the milker's standing platform.
(f) In tandem type barns, the dump tank must be located at least three feet from the cows' standing platform when metal splash shields are provided or at least six feet from the cows' standing platform if metal splash shields are not provided. In all other types of barns, the distance from the dump tank to the cows' standing platform must be at least four feet five inches.
1. New section filed 12-28-49, designated to be effective 2-1-50 (Register 18, No. 9).
2. Amendment filed 9-21-56; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 56, No. 18).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
3 CCR § 481.5, 3 CA ADC § 481.5
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