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  196.525.  Definitions. — Definitions, terminology, and standards of identity provided in Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, Agriculture, Part 2858, subpart A-V and Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Food and Drugs, Parts 131 and 133, shall have precedence unless further defined herein.  Additions and exceptions to the definitions contained therein shall include:

  (1)  "Agent" means any duly authorized representative of the Missouri department of agriculture under the authority of the director;

  (2)  "Bulk milk truck operator" means any qualified individual who, as operator of a bulk milk transportation vehicle, is licensed by the department to make organoleptic inspection, and to sample and test milk as it is collected from dairy farm bulk milk cooling tanks;

  (3)  "Dairy farm" means any place or premises where one or more cows or goats are kept, and from which a part or all of the milk or milk products are provided, sold or offered for sale to a milk plant, transfer station or receiving station for manufacturing purposes;

  (4)  "Dairy manufacturing plant" means any processing or manufacturing plant utilizing milk, or a major ingredient thereof, in the production of products for human consumption.  The items pertaining to ice cream and frozen dessert products manufacturing plants regulated by the department of health and senior services contained in sections 196.851 to 196.918, and pertaining to grade "A" fluid milk plants regulated by the state milk board contained in sections 196.931 to 196.959 are exempt from this definition;

  (5)  "Dairy product" means any product or by-product which has as its precursor milk or an ingredient exclusive to milk, with the exception of products or by-products which are subject to the provisions of sections 196.851 to 196.918, relating to ice cream and frozen food products, and sections 196.931 to 196.959, as regulated by the state milk board;

  (6)  "Department" or "department of agriculture" means the department of agriculture of the state of Missouri;

  (7)  "Director" means the ranking authority or administrator of the department of agriculture, or the representative or agent of the director;

  (8)  "Department of health and senior services" means the department of health and senior services of the state of Missouri;

  (9)  "Fieldman" means any qualified person who is duly authorized as a field representative of a processing or manufacturing plant or producer cooperative, whose responsibilities include procurement and quality control, and who is duly licensed by the department;

  (10)  "Grader" means any qualified individual licensed by the department to sample, test and grade milk or cream;

  (11)  "Manufacturing milk" is all milk and cream produced and made available for market that is not under the inspection supervision of the Missouri state milk board as it administers sections 196.931 to 196.959;

  (12)  "Person" shall mean any individual, plant operator, partnership, corporation, company, firm, trustee, association or institution;

  (13)  "Producer" means one who milks or supervises the milking of one or more cows or goats, and is legally entitled to market the production therefrom;

  (14)  "Receiving plant or station" means the delivery point for milk and cream collected from, or delivered by, one or more producers;

  (15)  "Regulations" means the rules and official orders authorized and promulgated by the director of agriculture according to the provisions of chapter 536 in accordance with the provisions of sections 196.520 to 196.610, along with other regulations of state and federal agencies;

  (16)  "State milk board" means the board created by section 196.941, and authorized to administer the provisions of sections 196.931 to 196.959;

  (17)  "Test or analysis" means the inclusion of prescribed sampling, sample preservation and preparation with appropriate analytical procedure to reach the desired objective; such procedures shall be used as are set forth in the latest editions of the "Official Methods of Analysis of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists" and the "Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products".

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(RSMo 1939 § 14098, A.L. 1945 p. 83, A.L. 1959 H.B. 126, A.L. 1967 p. 287, A.L. 1981 H.B. 52)


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