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§ 514. Samples, Sampling and Weighing.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 2. Animal Industry
Chapter 1. Dairies
Article 14. Official and Approved Testing Methods and Protocols
3 CCR § 514
§ 514. Samples, Sampling and Weighing.
(a) Bulk milk and cream must be thoroughly mixed in accordance with the 17th Edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products, which is incorporated by reference, for at least five minutes before sampling, or longer as may be required to obtain a representative sample throughout the tank. Bulk milk tanks from which samples are taken must be equipped with power-driven mechanical devices which will thoroughly mix the milk or cream prior to sample collection. Such mechanical devices shall be of a type and installed in a manner approved by the Department. Samples shall be representative of the fat content of the product sampled. Sampling tubes and dippers that are badly dented, or leak, must not be used. Cylindrical shaped dippers, only, shall be used when samples are secured with dippers. The sampling devices shall be rinsed in the product to be sampled before any part of the product is transferred to the sample bottle. Sample bottles shall be filled away from the farm tank opening so that no milk is spilled back into the farm tank. Sample bottles shall be filled no more than three quarters full to permit proper mixing of the sample at the laboratory.
(b) Samples shall be marked with the date and the producer's name or patron number in a manner that will not erase.
(c) Weights must be read and recorded to the nearest half-pound graduation on the scales for cream, and the nearest one-pound graduation for milk or weights taken or measurements made in a manner and to an accuracy acceptable to the Sealer of Weights and Measures.
(d) At the time samples are being taken, licensee will be held responsible for operating the mechanical agitators in a manner that will assure a representative sample, and for securing a correct weight or measurement.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 407 and 34261.5, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 32731, 32734, 34201, 34231, 34265, 34301 and 35163, Food and Agricultural Code.
1. Amendment filed 9-21-56; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 56, No. 18).
2. Amendment filed 4-25-75 as procedural and organizational; effective upon filing (Register 75, No. 17).
3. Amendment of section and new Note filed 2-15-2007; operative 3-17-2007 (Register 2007, No. 7).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
3 CCR § 514, 3 CA ADC § 514
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