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§ 625. Somatic Cell Counts.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 2. Animal Industry
Chapter 1. Dairies
Article 21. Milk Inspection Services
3 CCR § 625
§ 625. Somatic Cell Counts.
(a) Tests for the presence of excessive numbers of somatic cells in milk shall be made routinely, using the direct microscopic or electronic somatic cell count procedures as described in the Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products, 17th Edition (2004), of the American Public Health Association, which is incorporated by reference, at a frequency of not less than four examinations in each continuing six-month period.
(b) The maximum somatic cell count in market milk is 600,000 cells per milliliter (ml) for cow milk and 1,500,000 cells per ml for goat milk. Whenever tests indicate raw market milk exceeds the maximum somatic cell count, as determined by a direct microscopic somatic cell count or electronic somatic cell count, the restricted use procedure as outlined in Food and Agricultural Code section 36123 shall be followed.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 407, 35781 and 36601, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 32509, 32510, 32511, 32731, 32761, 35602, 36123 and 36331, Food and Agricultural Code.
1. New section filed 6-3-70; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 64, No. 13).
2. Amendment of section and Note filed 7-13-2009; operative 8-12-2009 (Register 2009, No. 29).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
3 CCR § 625, 3 CA ADC § 625
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