The provincial government has amended he Milk Act to grant an exemption for small-scale milk processing operations.
· Three changes:
· - Exempt dairy processors that are constructing or altering a dairy plant that is intended to receive no more than 7,500 litres of milk per day from the requirement to construct an enclosed receiving room and an enclosed tank-truck wash station.
· - Require the exempted dairy plants to have a smooth surface that is impermeable to liquids on which the tank truck can park to deliver milk with a means of containing any potential spills that may occur during the normal practice of unloading milk.
· - Require the operators of exempted dairy plants to have protections available for the openings into tank-trucks to protect milk from contamination during delivery.