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
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.
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"A" Pasteurized Milk Rule (64CSR34)
Beckley District - Michele Waddell, Sanitarian - michele d. firstname.lastname@example.org
State Rating Officer - Suzzette Delinger -