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7 Pa. Code § 59a.410. Raw milk packaging.

§ 59a.410. Raw milk packaging.

 (a)  Sales or delivery on premises other than the farm where the raw milk for human consumption is produced. When raw milk for human consumption is packaged for sale or delivery at a location other than the farm where the raw milk for human consumption is produced, bottling and capping, or the filling and closure of containers other than bottles, shall be conducted in a room separate from the milk room by a mechanical means of filling and capping bottles or by a mechanical means of filling and closure of containers other than bottles. The closure must protect the pouring lip to its largest diameter.

 (b)  Sales or delivery on premises where the raw milk for human consumption is produced. When raw milk for human consumption is packaged for sale or delivery at the location where the raw milk for human consumption is produced, the Department will consider a milk room facility as being adequate for bottling and capping, or the filling and closure of containers other than bottles. This activity shall be completed in a sanitary manner using easily cleanable equipment that has been cleaned and sanitized.

 (c)  Additional sanitation requirements. Containers shall be filled and closed without any part of the hand coming in contact with the inner surface of the bottle or container or in contact with bottle caps. Containers may not be filled by the customer. Caps shall be obtained from sanitary containers and kept in sanitary containers until used. Containers shall be stored in a clean and dry area off the floor and protected from any source of contamination. Washing of returnable bottles or containers shall be conducted in a room that is separate from any room that is devoted to bottling and capping or the filling and closure of containers other than bottles.



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