Good afternoon all.

I'm a member of the International Milk Haulers Board (IMHB) and on the NCIMS (National Conference of Interstate Milk Shipments) Committee.  From time to time I receive notifications of proposed changes to the PMO (Pasteurized Milk Ordinance) and other governing articles.  As I received two such proposals today I was thinking it would be beneficial if I not only gave my opinion but also shared yours if you were interested in giving it.  If you'd like to share your opinion please do so by e-mailing me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 6th.  

Proposal 1 - Cleaning of sample dippers (2015 PMO - page 142, Sec. 5, f.)

f. The sample dipper shall be rinsed free of milk CLEANED and placed in its carrying container.

Also in FORM FA 2399a (10/11) - Bulk Milk Hauler/Sampler Evaluation Report

Bulk Tank Sampling Procedures

14. Sample Collection - Precautions and Procedures

w. Rinse CLEAN THEN RINSE sample dipper in safe tap water, return to storage container, open tank valve, start milk transfer pump.

Proposal 2 - Required Training Proposal (2015 PMO - page 140, TRAINING)

Regularly scheduled refresher short TRAINING courses by the regulatory agents, APPROPRIATE PERSONS, and/OR officials administering weights and measures would assist in maintaining and increasing the efficiency of the bulk milk hauler/sampler SHALL BE OFFERED.  ALL PERMITTED BULK MILK HAULERS/SAMPLERS SHALL ATTEND AT LEAST ONE (1) COURSE AT LEAST ONCE EVERY TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS.  Appropriate training should SHALL also be provided to industry plant samplers with regularly scheduled refresher short TRAINING courses AT LEAST EVERY TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS.