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Milk Hauler/Sampler

Type of Permit: Bulk Milk Hauler or Sampler

Who Needs This Permit?

  • Anyone who collects samples and may transport raw milk from a farm and/or raw milk products to or from a milk plant, receiving station or transfer station. 
  • Any industry field representative collecting official raw milk farm samples.
  • Any farm personnel collecting raw milk samples from their farm milk supply (i.e. direct load farms, farmstead processors). 

Licensing Period: Permits expire every 2 years in conjunction with
                                   inspection date

Permit Fee: None

Requirements:

  • Submission of application form
  • Successful completion of written test administered by BOAH personnel
  • Successful completion of on-site inspection of hauling/sampling procedures by BOAH personnel
  • Attendance at a Bulk Hauler Training class conducted by BOAH personnel.

Forms Needed:

Application for Bulk Milk Hauler/Sampler Permit

Rules Pertaining To:

PMO - Appendix B 
Indiana Code 15-18-1-3 and 345 IAC 8-2-3.5
Bulk Hauler/Sampler study guide

Submit To:

Indiana State Board of Animal Health
Dairy Division
Discovery Hall, Suite 100
1202 E. 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Fax: (317) 974-2011

Note: After successful permitting by BOAH, haulers/samplers need to contact the Indiana Creamery License Board to obtain their permit.  They may be reached at Creamery License Division, Purdue University; http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/

Milk Route Trucks or Tanks

Type of Permit:

  • Bulk Milk Route Truck or Tank
  • Can Milk Route Truck

Who Needs This Permit?

  • Any bulk milk pickup truck/tanker used to transport bulk raw milk for pasteurization from a dairy farm to a milk plant, receiving or transfer station.
  • Any bulk milk pickup truck/tanker used to transport bulk milk product to and from dairy processing plants.
  • Any truck picking up manufactured grade milk cans for delivery to manufactured grade processing plant.

Licensing Period: Permits expire annually-December 31 of each year

Permit Fee: None

Requirements:

  • Submission of application form
  • Satisfactory inspection of bulk truck tank and appurtenances by BOAH personnel

Forms Needed:

Application for Route/Truck Permit

Rules Pertaining To:

PMO Appendix B
Indiana Code 15-18-1-3 and IAC 8-2-3.5 & IAC 8-2-4

Submit To:

Indiana State Board of Animal Health
Dairy Division
Discovery Hall, Suite 100
1202 E. 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Fax: (317) 974-2011

Dairy Farmers

Type of Permit: Dairy Farm-Grade A or Manufactured Grade

Who Needs This Permit?

  • Any dairy farm in Indiana operating and providing, selling or offers for sale raw milk for pasteurization or processing milk and milk products.
  • Both Grade A and Manufactured Grade farms 
  • This includes milk from cows, buffalo, sheep, goats, yaks, etc. 

Licensing Period:

  • Permits remain valid for farm until suspended, cancelled or revoked.
  • Permits may be approved for a name change if the change is within the family currently operating the farm. 
  • If the farm ceases operation for any reason, the farm must be reapproved by BOAH personnel.

Permit Fee: None

Requirements:

  • Submission of permit application
  • Submission of Application to Install New or Modify Existing Milk Operation, with blueprints if applicable
  • Satisfactory water sample collected by BOAH personnel if applicable
  • Satisfactory inspection and approval of dairy farm facilities

Forms needed:

Rules Pertaining To:

PMO 2011 Rev (applies to Grade A farms only)
345 IAC 8-2-3 (Grade A and Manufactured)

Submit To:

Indiana State Board of Animal Health
Dairy Division
Discovery Hall, Suite 100
1202 E. 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Fax: (317) 974-2011

Dairy Milk and Milk Products Handlers

Type of Permit:

  • Grade A Milk and Milk Products Processor
  • Manufactured Grade Milk Products Processor
  • Milk and Milk Products Distributor
  • Single Service Container Manufacturer
  • Milk Transfer Station
  • Milk Receiving Station
  • Grade A Truck Wash Station

Who Needs This Permit?

  • Grade A Milk and Milk Products Processor - any facility in Indiana producing Grade A milk products such as bottled milk, yogurt and cottage cheese will need to apply.
  • Manufactured Grade Milk Products Processor - any facility in Indiana producing manufactured grade milk products such as cheese or ice cream will need to apply for this permit.
  • Milk and Milk Products Distributor - any Indiana facility with cold storage units for storage of dairy products for distribution will need to apply for this permit.  If you have other food storage and are under the jurisdiction of the Indiana State Department of Health, you do not need to obtain a BOAH permit.
  • Single Service Container Manufacturer - any Indiana facility manufacturing single use containers, caps, lids, etc. for use in an IMS dairy processing facility must apply for this permit.
  • Transfer Station - an Indiana facility that transfers milk from one tank truck unit to another for transportation.
  • Receiving Station - any Indiana facility that receives, collects, handles, stores, and further prepares for further transportation.
  • Grade A Truck Wash Station - any Indiana facility that washes permitted Grade A milk bulk route/tank trucks and is not otherwise permitted as a Grade A facility. 

Note: If you are an out-of-state processor or distributor wishing to distribute dairy products in Indiana for sale, we do not require you to be permitted in this state.  We do, however, require that you be permitted and in good standing with your state regulatory agency.  We also require that you be listed on the Interstate Milk Shippers with satisfactory ratings if you are a Grade A processor. 

Note: If your dairy product sales are retail only you will need to contact ISDH and/or your county health department for approval and permits.

Permit Period: Permits expire every year. 

Requirements:

  • Submission of permit application to BOAH
  • Facility construction plans if building or remodeling existing facility, along with a Milk Handler Facility Construction/Modification cover form
  • Satisfactory water sample(s) if applicable
  • Facility inspection and approval
  • Depending on specific permit type, laboratory facilities, personnel and test procedures may be required to pass inspection and approval
  • Facility will be routinely inspected after approval
  • Product samples will be routinely collected after approval if applicable

Forms Needed:

Rules Pertaining To: 345 IAC 8-2-2 & 8-2-2.5 (Manufactured Grade only) 21 CFR Fed. Reg. PMO (Grade A)