As used in this act:

(a) “Bulk milk hauler/sampler” means any person who collects official samples and may transport raw milk from a farm and/or raw milk products to or from a dairy plant, receiving station, or transfer station and has in his or her possession a license or permit to sample such products.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 288.571

  • Butter: means the product usually known as butter that is made exclusively from wholesome milk or cream, or both, with or without common salt, and with or without additional coloring matter and containing not less than 80% by weight of milk fat. See Michigan Laws 288.571
  • Cheese: means natural cheeses, processed cheeses, blended cheeses, cheese foods, cheese spreads, nonstandard cheese products, and related foods described in 21 CFR part 133. See Michigan Laws 288.571
  • Cream: means any of the following:

    (i) Light cream containing not less than 18% but not more than 30% milkfat. See Michigan Laws 288.571

  • Dairy farm: means any place or premises where 1 or more dairy animals are kept for milking purposes, and from which a part or all of the milk is provided, sold, or offered for sale. See Michigan Laws 288.572
  • Milk: means the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of 1 or more healthy cows, goats, sheep, or other dairy animals. See Michigan Laws 288.574
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, company, limited liability company, cooperative, association, firm, trustee, educational institution, state or local government unit, or corporation. See Michigan Laws 288.576
  • Producer: means a person who owns or operates a dairy farm and sells or distributes milk produced on that farm including a person who markets milk on behalf of a producer pursuant to a marketing agreement. See Michigan Laws 288.576
  • Receiving station: means any place, premise, or establishment where raw milk is received, collected, handled, stored, or cooled and is prepared for further transporting. See Michigan Laws 288.576
  • Transfer station: means any place, premises, or establishment where milk or dairy products are transferred directly from 1 milk tank truck to another. See Michigan Laws 288.577

(b) “Bulk milk pickup tanker” means a vehicle including a truck, tank, and those appurtenances necessary for its use used by a bulk milk hauler/sampler to transport bulk raw milk for pasteurization from a dairy farm to a dairy plant, receiving station, or transfer station.

(c) “Butter” means the product usually known as butter that is made exclusively from wholesome milk or cream, or both, with or without common salt, and with or without additional coloring matter and containing not less than 80% by weight of milk fat.

(d) “Cash payments”, regarding the producer security requirements of this act, means a payment in cash or by check, money order, wire transfer, or draft for a sale in which the title to farm milk is transferred.

(e) “Cheese” means natural cheeses, processed cheeses, blended cheeses, cheese foods, cheese spreads, nonstandard cheese products, and related foods described in 21 CFR part 133.

(f) “CIP” or “cleaned-in-place” means the procedure by which sanitary pipelines or pieces of dairy equipment are mechanically cleaned in place by circulation.

(g) “Commercial sterility of thermally processed food” means the condition achieved under either of the following circumstances:

(i) By the application of heat which renders the food free of microorganisms capable of reproducing in the food under normal nonrefrigerated conditions of storage and distribution and viable microorganisms, including spores, of public health significance.

(ii) By the control of water activity and the application of heat, which renders the food free of microorganisms capable of reproduction in the food under normal nonrefrigerated conditions of storage and distribution.

(h) “Cream” means any of the following:

(i) Light cream containing not less than 18% but not more than 30% milkfat.

(ii) Whipping cream containing more than 30% but less than 36% milkfat.

(iii) Heavy cream containing more than 36% milkfat.

(iv) Cream obtained from cheese whey only if sold or labeled as whey cream.