The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 6: Agriculture


Sub-Chapter 001: Northeast Interstate Compact For Dairy Pricing

6 V.S.A. § 1815. Records, reports, access to premises

§ 2701. Regulations

(a) The secretary, in accordance with chapter 25 of Title 3, shall promulgate, and may amend and rescind, dairy sanitation regulations relating to dairy products to enforce this chapter, including but not limited to: labeling, weighing, measuring and testing facilities, buildings, equipment, methods, procedures, health of animals, health and capability of personnel, and quality standards. In addition, the uniform regulation for sanitation requirements, as adopted by the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shippers, and published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration, Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO), together with amendments, supplements and revisions thereto, are adopted as part of this chapter, except as modified or rejected by regulation. When adherence to the PMO is deemed unreasonable by the agency for non-Grade "A" products, the most current version of the Recommended Requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Milk for Manufacturing Purposes and its Production and Processing may be used.

(b) The secretary shall promulgate and from time to time amend or terminate regulations concerning but not limited to the taking and storing of samples, sampling equipment, approved tests, testing equipment, methods and procedures for performing tests, and related trade practices which are used as a basis for payment or acceptance for dairy products. The secretary shall make, amend, or terminate regulations concerning examination for and the granting and terminating of dairy technician's licenses. (1965, No. 175, §§ 8, 32; amended 1969, No. 73, § 2, eff. April 18, 1969; 2001, No. 39, § 3; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003; 2011, No. 39, § 1, eff. May 19, 2011.)