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7 Pa. Code § 59a.402. Raw milk; prohibitions.

§ 59a.402. Raw milk; prohibitions.

 (a)  Sale of raw milk without permit. A person may not sell raw milk for human consumption without having a current raw milk permit issued by the Department. The term ‘‘sell’’ includes the selling, exchanging, delivering or having in possession, care, control or custody with intent to sell, exchange, or deliver or to offer or to expose for sale.

 (b)  Actions authorized under a raw milk permit. A raw milk permit authorizes the permitholder to lawfully produce and sell (within this Commonwealth) raw whole milk for human consumption. It also authorizes the permitholder to obtain an additional permit, issued by the Department under authority of 21 CFR Part 133 (relating to cheese and related cheese products), authorizing the sale of cheese manufactured from raw milk if all of the following apply:

   (1)  The cheese is a standardized cheese identified in 21 CFR Part 133, Subpart B (relating to requirements for specific standardized cheese and related products).

   (2)  The standards for that cheese allow for it to be manufactured from raw milk.

 (c)  Compliance with testing and documentation requirements. A person may not sell raw milk for human consumption without being in compliance with the testing and documentation requirements of this section.


   The provisions of this §  59a.402 amended under section 19 of the Milk Sanitation Law (31 P.S. §  660c) and 3 Pa.C.S. § §  5721—5737.


   The provisions of this §  59a.402 amended July 26, 2019, effective July 27, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 3897. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (356861) to (356862).

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