Terms Used In Florida Statutes 502.181

  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 620.8703
  • Milk: means the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more healthy cows, goats, sheep, water buffalo, or other hooved mammals. See Florida Statutes 620.8703
  • Milk products: means products made with milk that is processed in some manner, including being whipped, acidified, cultured, concentrated, lactose-reduced, or sodium-reduced or aseptically processed, or having the addition or subtraction of milkfat, the addition of safe and suitable microbial organisms, or the addition of safe and suitable optional ingredients for protein, vitamin, or mineral fortification. See Florida Statutes 620.8703
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Washing station: means any place, premises, or establishment where milk tank trucks are cleaned and sanitized. See Florida Statutes 620.8703
It is unlawful for any person in this state to:

(1) Engage in the business of producing, hauling, transferring, receiving, processing, packaging, or distributing milk, milk products, or frozen desserts or operating a washing station, manufacturing single-service containers, manufacturing imitation or substitute milk or milk products, or testing for milkfat content, without first obtaining a permit or license from the department.
(2) Produce, provide, sell, offer for sale, or have in possession with intent to sell, any reconstituted or recombined milk or any adulterated or misbranded milk or milk product.
(3) Advertise, package, label, sell, or offer for sale, or cause to be advertised, packaged, labeled, sold, or offered for sale, any imitation or substitute milk or milk product in a manner that is untrue, deceptive, or misleading and which could cause consumers to think they are purchasing a Grade A milk or milk product.
(4) Repasteurize milk.
(5) Obstruct or resist any authorized inspector while in performance of inspection duties.