CHAPTER 230 - DAIRIES AND DAIRY PRODUCE ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

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Dairies and Dairy Produce Regulations

DAIRIES AND DAIRY PRODUCE REGULATIONS

[Section 2]

[RETAINED AS PER S.15 OF INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS ACT]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Powers and duties of inspectors, etc.

   4.   Human disease

   5.   List of suppliers

   6.   Ventilation, use and disinfection of premises

   7.   Keeping of pigs and manure heaps

   8.   Domestic rooms

   9.   Byres and milking

   10.   Cleansing of utensils

   11.   Protection of cans

   12.   Covering of cans

   13.   Cleansing of cans at creamery

   14.   Rejection of cream in dirty cans

   15.   Name to be marked on cans

   16.   Power of inspector to prohibit use of premises, etc.

   17.   Registration of premises

   18.   Registration numbers

   19.   Registration of distinctive marks

   20.   Use of registration numbers by non-holders of distinctive marks

   21.   Registration of dairies

   22.   Grading of cream

   23.   Cream below grade

   24.   Inspectors may inspect and check grading

   25.   Payment by milk fat content

   26.   Tests to be entered

   27.   Examination for grading

   28.   Testing of measures, etc.

   29.   Liability of owner for cost of glassware

   30.   Use of the Babcock system

   31.   Method of taking samples

   32.   Standard of butter

   33.   Analysts and bacteriological examiners

   34.   Prohibitions in respect of sale of dairy produce falsely marked

      SCHEDULE

GN 32 of 1931,

GN 191 of 1944,

GN 323 of 1950,

GN 158 of 1964,

GN 364 of 1964,

GN 497 of 1964.

[Regulations by the Minister]

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Dairies and Dairy Produce Regulations.

2.   Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

"butter" means the clean, non-rancid product obtained by churning cream or milk;

"cream depot" means any building, structure or place where milk or cream is accumulated or deposited for the purpose of weighing, sampling, testing or grading pending consignment;

"creamery" means an establishment used and equipped for butter making;

"creamery butter" means butter manufactured in a butter-making establishment duly registered under the Act;

"dairy" includes land, premises and buildings used in connection with the production of milk or cream;

"dairy produce" means any milk, cream, butter, cheese and any other product of milk or cream;

"dairy produce premises" mean any cold-store, dairy, creamery, cream depot, factory, milkshop or any place where dairy produce is deposited, treated, dealt with or sold;

"inspector" means an officer appointed by the Minister by Gazette notice;

"Veterinary Officer" means an officer employed by the Government who is a registered veterinary surgeon.

[Am by GN 158 of 1964.]

3.   Powers and duties of inspectors, etc.

   (1) Any inspector may–

      (a)   enter and inspect any dairy produce premises, and all dairy produce found thereon, and all vehicles, vessels, utensils, machinery or apparatus thereon or used in connection therewith;

      (b)   take samples thereat or thereon of dairy produce, or of any water or food supplied to livestock, or of any article used in connection with dairy produce;

      (c)   inspect any cooling chamber or vehicle or vessel used for the storage or carriage of dairy produce;

      (d)   for the purposes of inspection and of taking samples, open any package which contains or is suspected of containing dairy produce;

      (e)   transmit or deliver to a person designated by the Permanent Secretary, for such examination as that officer shall direct, any sample of dairy produce or of any article used in connection with dairy produce or of water or food supplied to livestock;

      (f)   enter and inspect any land, premises and buildings where livestock is kept for the production of milk intended for sale or for conversion into dairy produce;

      (g)   inspect any livestock in any land, premises and buildings where milk is produced for sale or for conversion into dairy produce.

   (2) If, after any inspection under these Regulations, an inspector is satisfied that–

      (a)   any premises, place, vehicle or vessel so inspected are in an unclean or unwholesome condition; or

      (b)   any chemical or scales, measures or any apparatus used in testing cream or milk are not in accordance with standard or are incorrect or are otherwise unfit for the use for which they are intended; or

      (c)   any churns, vats or other utensils used for dairy produce are not fit to be so used; or

      (d)   any premises used for the manufacture or storage of any vehicle or vessel used for the carriage of dairy produce are unfit for such use; or

      (e)   the water used in connection with the manufacture of dairy produce is impure or unwholesome;

he may issue an order in writing to the occupier or person having the apparent control or custody of such premises, place, vehicle or vessel–

      (i)   requiring the premises and all utensils, machinery or apparatus, or such cooling chamber, vehicle or vessel, as the case may be, forthwith to be cleansed, disinfected and rendered wholesome to his satisfaction;

      (ii)   requiring such chemical aforesaid to be made fit for the use for which it is intended, or such scales, measures or apparatus aforesaid to be replaced or corrected;

      (iii)   requiring such churns, vats or other utensils aforesaid to be replaced or made fit for the use of dairy produce;

      (iv)   requiring such premises, place, vehicle or vessel aforesaid to be made fit for use to his satisfaction;

      (v)   requiring any livestock to be removed, and the premises, vehicle or vessel disinfected to his satisfaction;

      (vi)   requiring the supply of the water aforesaid to be dis-continued until it has been rendered fit for use, or a supply of pure water to be used;

and may further, by such written order as aforesaid, prohibit any utensils, machinery or apparatus, or cooling chamber, vehicle or vessel to be used for dairy produce at all or until the defects aforesaid have been remedied to his satisfaction, or for such time specified in the order as he thinks necessary, and may further, by such written order as aforesaid, prohibit the removal from any such premises of any dairy produce for such time as he thinks necessary.

      (3) If, upon any such inspection as aforesaid, the inspector is of opinion that any livestock on the premises on which milk is produced or cooled or cream is separated is so diseased as to be likely to affect injuriously dairy produce, he shall, if he is not a Veterinary Officer, report the disease to a Veterinary Officer, and shall, in the meantime, place a temporary brand on all the suspected or affected animals, and may prohibit the sale or use of milk from any such animal until a Veterinary Officer has declared the animal free from disease likely to affect dairy produce.

Tuberculosis

      (4) If, in the opinion of a Veterinary Officer, there are grounds for believing that any livestock on the premises is suffering from tuberculosis, he shall, at the earliest moment, subject the animal or animals to a test. Such test shall be one of the variations of the tuberculin test, and the manner in which it shall be carried out shall be laid down by the Director of Veterinary Services from time to time. Should any animal react to the test, any Veterinary Officer shall order its immediate destruction and shall also give instructions as to the manner in which the carcass shall be disposed of.

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