Chapter 16-101 WAC

Last Update: 4/5/19

WASHINGTON STATE MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS STANDARDS

WAC Sections

16-101-701Standards for the production of milk and milk products.
16-101-716Procedures for certification of interstate milk shippers.
16-101-721Methods for making sanitation ratings of milk shippers.
16-101-726Standard for the accrediting of milk laboratories.
16-101-731Availability of the publications adopted by the department in this chapter.
16-101-800Raw milk warning labels.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
16-101-001Promulgation. [Order 1132, § 16-101-001, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-010Milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-010, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-020Goat milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-020, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-030Cream or coffee cream. [Order 1132, § 16-101-030, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-040Whipping cream. [Order 1132, § 16-101-040, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-050Whipped cream. [Order 1132, § 16-101-050, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-060Whipped coffee cream. [Order 1132, § 16-101-060, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-070Sour cream or cultured sour cream. [Order 1132, § 16-101-070, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-080Half-and-half. [Order 1132, § 16-101-080, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-090Sour half-and-half or cultured half-and-half. [Order 1132, § 16-101-090, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-100Reconstituted or recombined milk and milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-100, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-110Concentrated milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-110, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-120Concentrated milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-120, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-130Nonfat milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-130, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-140Skim milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-140, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-150Lowfat milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-150, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-160Vitamin D milk and milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-160, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-170Fortified milk and milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-170, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-180Homogenized milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-180, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-190Flavored milk or milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-190, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-200Buttermilk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-200, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-210Cultured buttermilk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-210, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-220Cultured milk or cultured whole milk buttermilk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-220, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-230Eggnog. [Order 1132, § 16-101-230, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-240Eggnog flavored milk. [Order 1132, § 16-101-240, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-250Yogurt. [Order 1132, § 16-101-250, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-260Low fat yogurt. [Order 1132, § 16-101-260, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-270Nonfat yogurt. [Order 1132, § 16-101-270, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-280Milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-280, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-290Grade A dry milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-290, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-300Optional ingredients. [Order 1132, § 16-101-300, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-310Misbranded milk and milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-310, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-320Pasteurization. [Order 1132, § 16-101-320, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-330Fluid milk products. [Order 1132, § 16-101-330, filed 12/19/69, effective 1/20/70.] Repealed by Order 1401, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.
16-101-400Promulgation. [Order 1401, § 16-101-400, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 80-06-125 (Order 1706), filed 6/2/80. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-410Milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-410, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-420Pasteurized milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-420, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-430Homogenized milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-430, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-440Vitamin D milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-440, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-450Vitamin A milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-450, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-455Multivitamin fortified or multimineral fortified milk or milk products. [Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.32 and 15.36 RCW. WSR 87-12-026 (Order 1931), § 16-101-455, filed 5/29/87.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-460Vitamin A lowfat milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-460, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-465Lowfat milk with calcium added. [Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.32 and 15.36 RCW. WSR 87-12-026 (Order 1931), § 16-101-465, filed 5/29/87.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-470Nonfat milk (skim milk). [Order 1401, § 16-101-470, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-475Nonfat (skim) milk with calcium added. [Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.32 and 15.36 RCW. WSR 87-12-026 (Order 1931), § 16-101-475, filed 5/29/87.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-480Vitamin A nonfat milk (skim milk). [Order 1401, § 16-101-480, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-490Reconstituted or recombined milk or milk products. [Order 1401, § 16-101-490, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-500Evaporated milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-500, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-510Concentrated milk and concentrated milk products. [Order 1401, § 16-101-510, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-520Half-and-half. [Order 1401, § 16-101-520, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-530Cream or whipped light cream. [Order 1401, § 16-101-530, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-540Whipping cream or whipped cream. [Order 1401, § 16-101-540, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-550Buttermilk or cultured buttermilk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-550, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-560Sour cream or cultured sour cream. [Order 1401, § 16-101-560, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-570Sour half-and-half or cultured half-and-half. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.32 RCW. WSR 87-09-033 (Order 1925), § 16-101-570, filed 4/10/87; Order 1401, § 16-101-570, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-580Yogurt. [Order 1401, § 16-101-580, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-590Chocolate milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-590, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-600Chocolate lowfat milk or chocolate nonfat milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-600, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-610Flavored milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-610, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-620Flavored lowfat milk. [Order 1401, § 16-101-620, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-630Flavored nonfat milk (flavored skim milk). [Order 1401, § 16-101-630, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-640Eggnog flavored milk or eggnog. [Order 1401, § 16-101-640, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-650Optional ingredients. [Order 1401, § 16-101-650, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-660Protein fortified fluid milk products. [Order 1401, § 16-101-660, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-670Acidified milk and milk products. [Order 1401, § 16-101-670, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-680Pasteurization. [Order 1401, § 16-101-680, filed 6/19/75 and 6/20/75.] Repealed by WSR 96-18-108, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-690Civil penalties—Substandard products. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 87-08-038 (Order 1920), § 16-101-690, filed 3/30/87, effective 7/1/87.] Repealed by WSR 99-18-030, filed 8/25/99, effective 9/25/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.020.
16-101-700Adoption of the pasteurized milk ordinance as the standard for production of milk and milk products. [Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 00-21-012, § 16-101-700, filed 10/6/00, effective 11/6/00; WSR 96-22-058, § 16-101-700, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.540 and [15.36.]550. WSR 93-24-093 (Order 5021), § 16-101-700, filed 11/30/93, effective 12/31/93. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 80-06-125 (Order 1706), § 16-101-700, filed 6/2/80.] Repealed by WSR 08-24-073, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-705Adoption of the dry milk ordinance as the standard for production of condensed and dry milk products and condensed and dry whey. [Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-705, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.] Repealed by WSR 08-24-073, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-710Suspension of Grade A permit. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 80-06-125 (Order 1706), § 16-101-710, filed 6/2/80.] Repealed by WSR 84-18-055 (Order 1840), filed 9/5/84. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-711Adoption of the standards for the fabrication of single-service containers and closures for milk and milk products. [Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-711, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.] Repealed by WSR 08-24-073, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW.
16-101-715Aseptically processed milk and milk products. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-715, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-720Aseptic processing. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-720, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-725Labeling. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-725, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-730Aseptically processed milk—Suspension of Grade A permit. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-730, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-735Processing. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-735, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-740Sanitation requirements. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 82-14-014 (Order 1766), § 16-101-740, filed 6/28/82.] Repealed by WSR 96-22-059, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3).
16-101-990Where can publications adopted by WSDA under this chapter be obtained? [Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 00-21-012, § 16-101-990, filed 10/6/00, effective 11/6/00; WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-990, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.] Repealed by WSR 08-24-073, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW.


16-101-701
Standards for the production of milk and milk products.

(1) With the exception of the portions identified in subsection (2) of this section, the department adopts the Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, 2017 Revision, United States Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration, as additional Washington state standards for the production of milk and milk products including Grade A condensed and dry milk products and condensed and dry whey products under chapter 15.36 RCW.
(2) The department does not adopt the following portions of the Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, 2017 Revision:
(a) Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance - 2017 Revision.
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Excepted Portion
Page 16
Section 3, Permits, paragraph 6, which begins with "The regulatory agency shall suspend…"
 
Section 3, Permits, paragraph 7, which begins with "Upon notification…"
Pages 28-29
Section 6, The Examination of Milk and/or Milk Products, paragraph 9, which begins with "Whenever two (2) of the last four (4) consecutive…"
Page 34
 
Section of Table 1 entitled "GRADE "A" RAW MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS FOR PASTEURIZATION, ULTRA-PASTEURIZATION, ASEPTIC PROCESSING AND PACKAGING, OR RETORT PROCESSED AFTER PACKAGING"
 
Under Temperature: "Cooled to 10°C (50°F) or less within four (4) hours or less of the commencement of the first milking and to 7°C (45°F) or less within two (2) hours after the completion of milking. Provided that the blend temperature after the first milking and subsequent milkings does not exceed 10°C (50°F)."
 
 
Note: Milk sample submitted for testing cooled and maintained at 0°C (32°F) to 4.5°C (40°F), where sample temperature is ˃ 4.5°C (40°F) but ≤7.0°C (45°F) and less than three (3) hours after collection has not increased in temperature;
 
Under Bacterial Limits: Only the sentence…"Individual producer milk not to exceed 100,000 per mL prior to commingling with other producer milk."
Pages 34-35
 
Under Somatic Cell Count: "individual producer milk not to exceed 750,000 per mL … *Goat milk 1,500,000 mL."
(b) Standards for Grade "A" Raw Milk for Pasteurization, Ultra-pasteurization, Aseptic Processing and Packaging or Retort Processed After Packaging.
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Excepted Portion
Page 59
Item 18r. "Raw Milk Cooling" paragraph 1, which begins with "Raw milk for pasteurization, ultra-pasteurization, aseptic processing and packaging or retort processed after packaging shall be cooled…"
Page 59
I. "Administrative Procedures", item 1 only
(c) Standards for Grade "A" Pasteurized, Ultra-pasteurized, Aseptically Processed and Packaged Low-Acid Milk and/or Milk Products, and Retort Processed after Packaged Low-Acid Milk and/or Milk Products.
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Excepted Portion
Page 119
Item 18p. "Bottling, Packaging and Container Filling", under Public Health Reason, first sentence only which begins with "Manual bottling, packaging, and container filling…"
Page 119
Item 18p. "Administrative Procedures", item number 2 only.
Page 121
Item 19p. "Capping, container closure and sealing and Dry Milk Product Storage", Administrative Procedures, item number 1 only.
Page 134
Sections 15 (Enforcement), 16 (Penalty), and 17 (Repeal and Date of Effect)
(d) Appendix E: Examples of 3-out-of-5 Compliance Enforcement Procedures.
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Excepted Portion
Pages 209-210
All of Appendix E
(3) The department does adopt the following somatic cell count standards to be: Individual producer bovine cow milk not to exceed 400,000 per mL; and goat, sheep, and all other species milk not to exceed 1,000,000 per mL.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 19-09-008, § 16-101-701, filed 4/5/19, effective 5/6/19; WSR 13-03-046, § 16-101-701, filed 1/10/13, effective 2/10/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 08-24-073, § 16-101-701, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09.]



16-101-716
Procedures for certification of interstate milk shippers.

The department adopts the Procedures Governing the Cooperative State-Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration Program of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments 2017 Revision as Washington state procedures for the certification of interstate milk shippers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 19-09-008, § 16-101-716, filed 4/5/19, effective 5/6/19; WSR 13-03-046, § 16-101-716, filed 1/10/13, effective 2/10/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 08-24-073, § 16-101-716, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 00-21-012, § 16-101-716, filed 10/6/00, effective 11/6/00; WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-716, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.]



16-101-721
Methods for making sanitation ratings of milk shippers.

The department adopts the Methods of Making Sanitation Ratings of Milk Shippers and the Certifications/Listings of Single-Service Containers and/or Closures for Milk and/or Milk Products Manufacturers 2017 Revision, United States Health and Human Services Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration as Washington state methods for ratings of interstate milk shippers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 19-09-008, § 16-101-721, filed 4/5/19, effective 5/6/19; WSR 13-03-046, § 16-101-721, filed 1/10/13, effective 2/10/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 08-24-073, § 16-101-721, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 00-21-012, § 16-101-721, filed 10/6/00, effective 11/6/00; WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-721, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.]



16-101-726
Standard for the accrediting of milk laboratories.

The department adopts the Evaluation of Milk Laboratories 2017 Revision United States Health and Human Services Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration as the Washington state standard for accrediting milk laboratories and certified industry supervisors who request certification and approval for uniform collection and testing required for compliance with the Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 19-09-008, § 16-101-726, filed 4/5/19, effective 5/6/19; WSR 13-03-046, § 16-101-726, filed 1/10/13, effective 2/10/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 08-24-073, § 16-101-726, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(3). WSR 96-22-059, § 16-101-726, filed 11/4/96, effective 12/5/96.]



16-101-731
Availability of the publications adopted by the department in this chapter.

(1) The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, 2017 Revision, United States Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration, the Procedures Governing the Cooperative State-Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration Program of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments, 2017 Revision, the Methods of Making Sanitation Ratings of Milk Shippers, and the Certifications/Listings of Single-Service Containers and/or Closures for Milk and/or Milk Products Manufacturers 2017 Revision, United States Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Services/Food and Drug Administration, and the Evaluation of Milk Laboratories, 2017 Revision, United States Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration can be obtained at https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/Milk/ucm2007966.htm.
(2) For information regarding the contents and application of these publications, contact the Food Safety and Consumer Services Division at the Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560 or FSCS@agr.wa.gov.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 19-09-008, § 16-101-731, filed 4/5/19, effective 5/6/19; WSR 13-03-046, § 16-101-731, filed 1/10/13, effective 2/10/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.21 [15.36.021] and chapter 15.36 RCW. WSR 08-24-073, § 16-101-731, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09.]



16-101-800
Raw milk warning labels.

(1) This rule is promulgated under authority of RCW 15.36.021(1) and 15.130.120 and applies to containers of raw milk intended for sale to consumers in the state of Washington.
(2) The purpose is to inform consumers about possible harm that may occur from consuming raw milk that contains harmful microorganisms and to warn purchasers about known hazards associated with the consumption of raw milk so that they may make informed choices about buying these products.
(3) A raw milk container must bear the following labeling: WARNING: This product has not been pasteurized and may contain harmful bacteria. Pregnant women, children, the elderly and persons with lowered resistance to disease have the highest risk of harm from use of this product.
(4) The raw milk warning labels must meet the following requirements:
(a) The warning label type size must be consistent with the type size of other required labeling, but not less than one-sixteenth inch in height.
(b) The warning label must be conspicuous and in contrasting color from other labeling.
(c) The warning label must be prominently displayed on the container's principal display panel.
(d) The warning label must be clearly readable.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 19-09-008, § 16-101-800, filed 4/5/19, effective 5/6/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.36.021(1) and 69.04.398(3). WSR 97-19-045, § 16-101-800, filed 9/11/97, effective 10/12/97.]