N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law Section 56-B
Determination of bacteria in milk and/or cream where purchase or settlement is made therefor on the basis of bacterial count


In milk-receiving or manufacturing plants and other places using methods approved by the commissioner for determining the bacterial count in milk and/or cream, where the result of such determination is to be used wholly or in part as a basis for payment or settlement for such milk or cream, or where the proceeds of co-operative creameries or such milk-receiving or manufacturing plants are allotted on the basis of the bacterial count, no pipette or syringe shall be used in such determination unless the same has been legibly and indelibly marked with the letters “N. Y.” by the commissioner or by his duly authorized representative. No such pipette or syringe shall be so marked unless it has been found upon examination to be so constructed and graduated as to deliver accurately the amount of liquid required for the determination. The provisions of this article, however, shall not preclude the use of a pipette already marked “S. B.” or “N. Y.”, by the director of the New York state agricultural experiment station. Whenever the bacterial count of such milk and/or cream is used wholly or in part as a basis for payment or settlement for such milk and/or cream, or whenever the bacterial count affects the classification of the milk and/or cream as received from the producer, or the acceptance or rejection of such milk and/or cream by the operator of a milk-receiving or manufacturing plant, no person or persons shall report or record a larger or smaller bacterial count than that obtained by the actual examination of the milk and/or cream so delivered by the producer. The commissioner or persons employed by him for that purpose may at any time inspect the equipment and assist in making bacterial counts of milk and/or cream received at any milk-receiving or manufacturing plant or other place where counts are made for the purpose of determining the accuracy of the counts so made. Any person or persons using other than the properly marked pipettes or syringes or crediting any patron delivering milk and/or cream with a larger or smaller bacterial count than that obtained by the actual count of the bacteria in the milk and/or cream so delivered and as determined by the method or methods approved by the commissioner shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of the agriculture and markets law.

Source: Section 56-B — Determination of bacteria in milk and/or cream where purchase or settlement is made therefor on the basis of bacterial count, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/AGM/56-B (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

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Declaration of policy
46‑A
Regulations
47
Care and feed of cows, and care and keeping of milk
47‑A
Regulating the handling and sale of products made from recovered milk fat and solids
48
Receptacles to be cleansed before returning
49
Insanitary cans and receptacles condemned
50‑E
Legislative finding and declaration of policy
50‑F
Definitions and standards of identity
50‑G
Licenses to manufacturers of melloream
50‑H
Entry, inspection and investigation
50‑I
Labeling of melloream and vegetable oil blends
50‑J
Serving melloream, vegetable oil blends and cream in restaurants and other public eating places
50‑K
Rules and regulations
51
Milk inspection
52
Presumptions in regard to cream and skim milk
54
Regulations in regard to manufactories, plants or places where milk or cream is brought or received
55
Skimmed milk, whey, buttermilk or milk container or plant equipment rinsings to be heated before being used for feeding
56
Determination of the content of milk and/or cream where purchase or settlement therefor is made on the basis of such content
56‑A
Taking of composite sample
56‑B
Determination of bacteria in milk and/or cream where purchase or settlement is made therefor on the basis of bacterial count
57
Licensing of persons in charge of milk-gathering stations, manufactories or plants
57‑A
Licensing of persons making bacterial counts of milk and/or cream or making tests of milk and/or cream to detect certain abnormalities
59
Powers of the department concerning oleomargarine
61
Manufacture, sale, and use of oleomargarine
62
Coloring matter, dairy terms, size of package, labeling, false advertising
63
Labeling of imitation cheese
67
Manufacturers identification markings and grade brands for cheese
67‑B
Pasteurization of cheese
68
Use of false brand prohibited
69
County trade marks
70
Branded cans, jars, bottles, cases, boxes or barrels not to be sold, remarked or used without consent of owner
71
Registration of mark

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 56-B’s source at nysenate​.gov

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