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7 Pa. Code § 59a.406. Animal health.

§ 59a.406. Animal health.

 (a)  General. A raw milk permitholder shall monitor the health of the animals from which the raw milk for human consumption is produced to ensure that they are in general good health and free of tuberculosis and brucellosis.

 (b)  Confirmation of brucellosis-free status. A raw milk permitholder shall, at intervals of no greater than 13 months, provide the Department confirmation from a licensed veterinarian that the animal or herd from which the raw milk for human consumption is produced has been determined to be free from brucellosis by annual blood tests conducted in accordance with Chapter 7 (relating to brucellosis regulations).

 (c)  Annual confirmation of tuberculosis-free status. A raw milk permitholder shall, at intervals of no greater than 13 months, provide the Department confirmation from a licensed veterinarian that the animal or herd from which the raw milk for human consumption is produced has been determined to be free from tuberculosis by annual tests conducted in accordance with Chapter 9 (relating to control and eradication of tuberculosis of livestock).

 (d)  Annual veterinary examination. A raw milk permitholder shall, at intervals of no more than 1 year, have a licensed veterinarian examine the herd and issue a written report of this examination. The report must reflect that, upon physical examination, the herd is in apparent good health and free from evidence of communicable disease. The raw milk permitholder shall retain a copy of the written veterinarian’s report for at least 3 years and, upon request of the Department, make the report available for inspection.

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  59a.404 (relating to requirements for the issuance of a raw milk permit).



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