As used in this act:

(a) “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.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 288.574

  • 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. See Michigan Laws 288.571
  • 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 product: means products that include, but are not limited to, evaporated milk, condensed skim milk, condensed milk, condensed buttermilk, condensed milk solids, concentrate milk, nonfat dry milk, dry milk, dry cream, dry whey, dry buttermilk, butter, buttermilk, cheese, cheese products, ice cream, sherbet, frozen desserts, dairy confections, or novelties, related dairy products with butter fat or milk solids substitutions, filtered milk components, infant formula manufactured with dairy ingredients, whey, whey cream, and other products for human consumption not regulated under the grade A milk law of 2001 or as determined appropriate by the director. See Michigan Laws 288.572
  • Milk tank truck: means both a bulk milk pickup tanker and a milk transport tank. See Michigan Laws 288.574
  • Milk transport tank: means a vehicle, including the truck and tank, used by a bulk milk hauler/sampler to transport bulk shipments of milk from a dairy plant, receiving station, or transfer station to another dairy plant, receiving station, or transfer station. 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) “Milk buyer” means any milk producer, milk producer marketing organization, dairy plant, receiving station, transfer station, or bulk milk hauler that either takes delivery of raw milk or a raw milk product or manages the sale of the raw milk or raw milk product, or both.

(c) “Milk tank truck” means both a bulk milk pickup tanker and a milk transport tank.

(d) “Milk tank truck cleaning facility” means any place, premises, or establishment, separate from a dairy plant, receiving station, or transfer station where a milk tank truck is cleaned and sanitized.

(e) “Milk tank truck driver” means any person who transports raw or pasteurized dairy products to or from a dairy plant, receiving station, or transfer station.

(f) “Milk transportation company” means the company that is the person responsible for a milk tank truck.

(g) “Milk transport tank” means a vehicle, including the truck and tank, used by a bulk milk hauler/sampler to transport bulk shipments of milk from a dairy plant, receiving station, or transfer station to another dairy plant, receiving station, or transfer station.