DOAG: Milk - Producer, Retail Raw Milk Producer, and Raw Milk Cheese Manufacturer Permit

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Milk Producer, Retail Raw Milk Producer, and Raw Milk Cheese Manufacturer Permit Application
 

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 Sec. 22-172. Registration of producers. Permits. Penalty. (a) Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the production of milk for pasteurization in Connecticut, which milk or the products thereof are to be used or disposed of elsewhere than on the premises where such milk is to be produced shall register with the Commissioner of Agriculture in a manner prescribed, and on forms furnished by the commissioner for such registration.

      (b) Milk shall not be used, sold, offered for sale or disposed of away from any dairy farm located in Connecticut without a permit from the commissioner.

      (c) Such permits may be renewed annually upon written application to the commissioner, shall be designated "Dairy Farm Permit" or "Milk Producer Permit" and may be suspended or revoked by the commissioner for cause.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3215; 1953, S. 1758d; 1959, P.A. 637, S. 2; 1961, P.A. 67; 1971, P.A. 872, S. 446, 448; P.A. 78-358, S. 4, 6; P.A. 79-200; P.A. 91-312, S. 23; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-12, S. 34, 55; P.A. 94-171; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(e); P.A. 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-175, S. 8.)

 Sec. 22-173a. Registration of retail raw milk producers and retail raw milk cheese manufacturers. Denial, suspension and revocation of permits. Cheese manufacturing. Regulations. (a) No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the production of retail raw milk or the manufacture of retail raw milk cheese, which milk or retail raw milk cheese or the products thereof are to be used or disposed of elsewhere than on the premises where such milk or retail raw milk cheese is produced, without first registering with the Commissioner of Agriculture in a manner prescribed and on forms furnished by the commissioner for such registration. Such registration may be renewed annually not later than the thirtieth day of June. The commissioner shall establish fees for such registration pursuant to section 22-128a.

      (b) Registrations required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be designated "Retail Raw Milk Producer Permit" or "Raw Milk Cheese Manufacturer Permit" and may be denied, suspended or revoked by the commissioner for cause.

      (c) Retail raw milk shall only be offered for sale in its unprocessed state, with no ingredients added or removed.

      (d) The manufacturing of cheese from unpasteurized milk shall be conducted only on premises and by firms or individuals authorized by the commissioner to produce retail raw milk.

      (e) The Milk Regulation Board shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, establishing standards for sanitation, production, sale, labeling, handling and storage of retail raw milk and the manufacture of raw milk cheeses.

      (P.A. 05-175, S. 9.)

For further information, please contact:

Paula Butler
Connecticut Department of Agriculture
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 702
Hartford, CT 06103

phone ~ (860) 713-2512
fax ~ (860) 713-2515
email ~ aglicensing@ct.gov