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PDFWAC 16-86-140

Tuberculosis testing requirements for raw milk dairies.

(1) All cattle whose raw milk or raw milk products are offered for sale must be from a herd that has tested negative for tuberculosis within the previous twelve months.
(2) Any additions to the herd must be tested negative for tuberculosis at the owner's expense within sixty days before introduction into the herd.
(3) Herds must be tested negative annually at the owner's expense to maintain the dairy's raw milk license.
(4) The state veterinarian shall direct all testing procedures in accordance with state and federal standards for animal disease eradication.
(5) All raw milk and raw milk products from animals that test positive for tuberculosis are prohibited from sale and must be destroyed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 15-02-028, § 16-86-140, filed 12/30/14, effective 1/30/15. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 08-01-094, § 16-86-140, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]
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