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Milk Sanitation

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FDA INTERSTATE MILK SHIPPERS PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR INTERSTATE MILK SHIPPERS LIST

The West Virginia Milk Sanitation program is staffed by 5 Sanitarians.  These Sanitarians are responsible for monitoring the Grade A Milk Program in West Virginia.  Seventy-five percent (75%) of the milk consumed in West Virginian is supplied by out-of-state processors. The milk Sanitarians inspect producer dairy farms, bulk milk tanks, pasteurized processing plants and distribution stations.  The Sanitarians also do Pasteurizer Equipment Tests, State Surveys and FDA Check Ratings. 

Milk samples are taken every step of the way from the farm to the grocery store shelf.  Raw producer, Bulk Milk Tanker, Pasteurized Plant, Pasteurized Field, Plastic Jug, Farm and Plant Water and Added Vitamin are some examples of the samples taken on a regular basis.  The samples are checked for bacteria count, somatic cell count, temperature, coliform, phosphates enzyme and antibiotics.  If a sample is determined to be positive for an antibiotic, for example, the load is immediately dumped and the producer's permit is immediately suspended.  The dairyman must then complete a program with his vet to correct the problem.

Our record of no major milk or food-borne disease outbreaks demonstrates that the milk and food protection programs conducted deserves the high ratings and commendations received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Click here for an  SM-142:  APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO OPERATE A BULK MILK PICK-UP TANKER.

SM-117 GRADE “A” MILK DISTRIBUTOR’S PERMIT APPLICATION 

Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Rule (64CSR34)

Program Manager - Richard L. Peggs, R.S. - richard.l.peggs@wv.gov

Beckley District - Michele Waddell, Sanitarian - michele d. waddell@wv.gov

Fairmont/Kearneysville Districts - Addison Hostetler - addison.j.hostetler@wv.gov

Wheeling District - Vacant

State Rating Officer - Jarod Dellinger, R.S. - jarod.r.dellinger@wv.gov

Back-up State Rating Officer - Suzzette Delinger - suzzette.c.dellinger@wv.gov

 

Page Updated: 08/25/2017