TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER m: FOOD, DRUGS AND COSMETICS
PART 785 MANUFACTURED DAIRY PRODUCTS
SECTION 785.220 SEDIMENT CONTENT CLASSIFICATION
Section 785.220 Sediment Content Classification
Milk in farm bulk tanks shall be classified for sediment content as noted in Table 220.
ILLINOIS SEDIMENT STANDARD
a) Method of Testing: Methods for determining sediment content of milk shall be those described in the 15th edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products. Sediment content shall be based on comparison with applicable charts of the United States Department of Agriculture Sediment Standard for Milk and Milk Products (7 C.F.R. Part 58, Subpart T).
b) Frequency of Tests: At least once each month at irregular intervals, the milk from each producer's farm bulk tank or tanks shall be tested for sediment content and the results forwarded to the Department within 15 days from the date of test.
c) Acceptance or Rejection of Milk: When the milk of any producer has been tested and the sediment disc is graded number 4 the milk shall be rejected, and no further milk of that producer shall be picked up, accepted, or delivered until the sediment test discloses a sediment disc grade of number of 3 or better. Whenever milk has been tested and the sediment disc graded number 3 the Department shall notify the producer that the milk is of borderline quality and that if any subsequent test discloses a sediment disc grade of number 4, the milk will be rejected.
d) Retests: On test of the next shipment, milk classified as No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3, may be accepted, but No. 4 milk shall be rejected. Retests of bulk milk classified as No. 4 shall be made at the farm before pickup. The producers of No. 3 and No. 4 milk shall be notified, furnished sediment discs and the next shipment tested. This procedure of retesting successive shipments and accepting probational (No. 3) milk and rejecting No. 4 milk may be continued for not to exceed 10 calendar days. If at the end of this time all of the producer's milk does not meet the acceptable sediment content classification (No. 1 or No. 2) it shall be excluded from the market.