As used in this act:

(a) “Farm tank” means the farm bulk milk tank, milk tank truck, or silo used for the storage or cooling of milk, or both, before pickup and transport from the farm.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 288.573

  • 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
  • Department: means the Michigan department of agriculture. See Michigan Laws 288.572
  • Director: means the director of the Michigan department of agriculture or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 288.572
  • First receiving point: means the dairy plant where the milk is first received for processing and manufacturing. See Michigan Laws 288.573
  • Food service establishment: means a fixed or mobile restaurant, coffee shop, cafeteria, short order cafe, luncheonette, grill, tearoom, sandwich shop, soda fountain, tavern, bar, cocktail lounge, nightclub, drive-in, industrial feeding establishment, private organization serving the public, rental hall, catering kitchen, delicatessen, theater, commissary, food concession, or similar place in which food or drink is prepared for direct consumption through service on the premises or elsewhere, and any other eating or drinking establishment or operation where food is served or provided for the public. See Michigan Laws 288.573
  • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any article conforming to a requirement imposed under this act that any word, statement, or other information appearing on the label also appears on the outside container or wrapper of the retail package of the article or be easily legible through the outside container or wrapper. See Michigan Laws 288.573
  • 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
  • Milk tank truck: means both a bulk milk pickup tanker and a milk transport tank. See Michigan Laws 288.574
  • Mix: means ice cream mix, yogurt mix, sherbet mix, and any other unfrozen pasteurized liquid mixture which is to be manufactured into a frozen dessert including a liquid mixture intended for processing into quiescently frozen confections. See Michigan Laws 288.575
  • 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
  • Retail: means selling or offering for sale dairy products directly to a consumer. See Michigan Laws 288.576

(b) “Federal act” means the federal food, drug, and cosmetic act, 21 USC 301 to 321, 331 to 360dd, 360hh to 376, and 378 to 399.

(c) “First receiving point” means the dairy plant where the milk is first received for processing and manufacturing. First receiving point for producer security requirements does not include receiving stations and transfer stations.

(d) “Food law of 2000” means the food law of 2000, 2000 PA 92, MCL 289.1101 to 289.8111.

(e) “Food service establishment” means a fixed or mobile restaurant, coffee shop, cafeteria, short order cafe, luncheonette, grill, tearoom, sandwich shop, soda fountain, tavern, bar, cocktail lounge, nightclub, drive-in, industrial feeding establishment, private organization serving the public, rental hall, catering kitchen, delicatessen, theater, commissary, food concession, or similar place in which food or drink is prepared for direct consumption through service on the premises or elsewhere, and any other eating or drinking establishment or operation where food is served or provided for the public. Food service establishment does not include any of the following:

(i) A motel that serves continental breakfasts only.

(ii) A bed and breakfast that has 10 or fewer sleeping rooms, including sleeping rooms occupied by the innkeeper, 1 or more of which are available for rent to transient tenants.

(iii) A bed and breakfast that has at least 11 but fewer than 15 rooms for rent, if the bed and breakfast serves continental breakfasts only.

(iv) A child care organization regulated under 1973 PA 116, MCL 722.111 to 722.128, unless the establishment is carrying out an operation considered by the director to be a food service establishment.

(f) “Freezer” means mechanical equipment used to lower the temperature of a mix while, at the same time, incorporating air into the mix.

(g) “Frozen desserts” means desserts made from dairy products described in 21 CFR part 135, the mixes, and other similar frozen dairy products that include, but are not limited to, frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, and quiescently frozen confections unless otherwise specified by the department.

(h) “Grade A milk law of 2001” means the grade A milk law of 2001, 2001 PA 266, MCL 288.471 to 288.540.

(i) “Imminent or substantial health hazard” means a determination by the director of either or both of the following:

(i) A condition that exists at a dairy farm or dairy plant requiring immediate action to prevent endangering the public health or safety.

(ii) A milk or dairy product may be unwholesome or unsafe.

(j) “Label” means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any article conforming to a requirement imposed under this act that any word, statement, or other information appearing on the label also appears on the outside container or wrapper of the retail package of the article or be easily legible through the outside container or wrapper.

(k) “Labeling” means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter upon an article or any of its containers or wrappers or accompanying the article.