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(1) Milk cans and lids must be cleaned, sanitized, and dried before returning to producers. Inspection, repair, or replacement of cans and lids must be adequate to substantially exclude from use cans and lids showing open seams, cracks, rust condition, milkstone, or any unsanitary condition.

(2) Washers must be maintained in a clean and satis-factory operating condition and kept free from accumulation of scale or debris which will adversely affect the efficiency of the washer. Only washing compounds which are compatible with the water, for effective cleaning, should be used. The can washer should be checked regularly during the run for proper operation. At the end of the day, the wash and rinse tanks should be drained and cleaned, jets and strainers cleaned, air filters checked and changed or cleaned if needed, and checks should be made for proper adjustment and condition of mechanical parts.

(3) A covered or enclosed wash dock and cleaning and sanitizing facilities must be available to all plants that receive or ship milk in tanks.   Milk transport tanks sanitary piping, fittings, and pumps must be cleaned and sanitized at least once each day after use: Provided, that, if they are not to be used immediately after emptying a load of milk, they must be washed promptly after use and given bactericidal treatment immediately before use.   After being washed and sanitized, each tank should be identified by a tag attached to the outlet valve, or by some other better method, bearing the following information: Plant and specific location where cleaned, date and time of day of washing and sanitizing, and name of person who washed and name of person who sanitized the tank.   The tag may not be removed until the tank is again washed and sanitized.

History: Secs. 81-2-102, 81-22-102 MCA; IMP, Secs. 81-2-102, 81-22-102 MCA; Eff. 12/31/72.

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