Citations Affected: IC 15-18-1-21.
Synopsis: Unpasteurized milk acquisition. Allows the acquisition of
unpasteurized milk by an individual who obtains the milk from animals
solely or partially owned by the individual. Allows unpasteurized milk
from animals owned by an individual to be distributed to members of
the individual's family or nonpaying guests.
Effective: July 1, 2013.
January 17, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
agriculture and animals.
unpasteurized milk must be ripened for the time and under the
conditions prescribed by rule of the board. Cheese made from
unpasteurized milk and offered or displayed for sale to the consumer
must be labeled by the manufacturer or distributor with the
manufacturer's or distributor's name and address or an equivalent
identifying number or symbol and with the date of manufacture or a
statement to the effect that the cheese has been cured or ripened for at
least sixty (60) days.
(c) The provisions of this chapter governing pasteurization do not apply to an individual who:
(1) obtains milk from animals solely or partially owned by the:
(B) members of the individual's family; or
(C) individual's employer; and
(2) distributes the unpasteurized milk to members of the individual's family or the individual's nonpaying guests.
(c) (d) A pasteurizer of any milk or milk products must be equipped
with accurate indicating thermometers and accurate recording
thermometers and, for vat pasteurization equipment, an accurate
airspace thermometer of a type approved by the board. Each recording
thermometer chart must be dated and numbered and must show the
amount in gallons, the kind of product pasteurized, the accurate
readings of the indicating thermometers and airspace thermometers, the
time the reading was made, and the operator's initials. Each chart may
not be used for more than one (1) day of operations. The records of the
pasteurization of each batch pasteurized must be retained for at least
ninety (90) days.