The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is amending milk act regulations to:
Extend dairy plant licences by four months past the deadline to provide inspectors with additional time to conduct plant inspections, which are required for licencing;
Extend milk, cream and bulk tank milk grader certificates by twelve months past the deadline to provide additional time to safely conduct required training courses;
Remove outdated references to Ontario Regulation 60/09: Standards of Care and Administrative Standards under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and replace them with references to Ontario Regulation 444/19: Standards of Care and Administrative Requirements under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019, and
Correct an amendment error made in 2018.
Applications for the plant licence renewal will continue to be due on or before May 1.