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Petition Information
Petition Title Petition to amend certain requirements in 2 VAC 5-490 regarding somatic cell count and bacteria count
Date Filed 5/22/2018    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Virginia State Dairymen's Association 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner is requesting that the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services amend Section 50 of 2 VAC 5-490 by reducing the allowed maximum somatic cell count from the current 750,000 to 500,000 somatic cells per milliliter. The petitioner also requests this section be amended to reduce the allowed maximum bacteria count from 100,000 to 50,000 bacteria per milliliter, prior to commingling with any other milk.

 
Agency's Plan

The Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services will consider this request at its next scheduled meeting following the public comment period. This meeting will occur on July 24, 2018.

 
Comment Period red dot In Progress!
Ends 7/1/2018
Currently 0 comments
Agency Decision Pending    

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ryan Davis  / Program Manager, Office of Dairy and Foods
Address: P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, 23218
Email Address: ryan.davis@vdacs.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-8899    FAX: (804)371-7792    TDD: ()-