As used in this act:

(a) “Offering for sale” means selling, offering to sell, holding for sale, preparing for sale, trading, bartering, offering as a gift as an inducement for sale of, and advertising for sale in any media.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 288.576

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • 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
  • Director: means the director of the Michigan department of agriculture or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 288.572
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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 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. See Michigan Laws 288.574
  • Offering for sale: means selling, offering to sell, holding for sale, preparing for sale, trading, bartering, offering as a gift as an inducement for sale of, and advertising for sale in any media. See Michigan Laws 288.576
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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
  • Processor: means the owner or operator of a dairy plant. 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
  • Registered name: means either a name that is registered as "doing business as" at the county clerk's office in the county in which the producer or processor resides or that is registered with the state of Michigan as a legal entity registered to do business within the state under an assumed name. See Michigan Laws 288.576
  • Retail: means selling or offering for sale dairy products directly to a consumer. See Michigan Laws 288.576
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

(b) “Other security” means a mutually acceptable producer security agreement, acceptable to the director, approved and signed by the milk buyer and all milk sellers selling milk to that milk buyer.

(c) “Person” means an individual, partnership, company, limited liability company, cooperative, association, firm, trustee, educational institution, state or local government unit, or corporation.

(d) “Processor” means the owner or operator of a dairy plant.

(e) “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.

(f) “Receiving station” means any place, premise, or establishment where raw milk is received, collected, handled, stored, or cooled and is prepared for further transporting.

(g) “Registered name” means either a name that is registered as “doing business as” at the county clerk’s office in the county in which the producer or processor resides or that is registered with the state of Michigan as a legal entity registered to do business within the state under an assumed name. Registered name includes, but is not limited to, incorporations, corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and similar entities.

(h) “Rerun” means a frozen dessert that is not placed in its final container immediately after passing through the freezing process and is intended to be melted and reprocessed or refrozen.

(i) “Retail” means selling or offering for sale dairy products directly to a consumer.

(j) “Retail food establishment” means an operation that sells or offers to sell food directly to a consumer. Retail food establishment includes both a retail grocery and a food service establishment but does not include a food processing plant.