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  196.931.  Definitions. — As used in sections 196.931 to 196.953 unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following words and terms shall have the meaning indicated:

  (1)  "Grade A pasteurized milk", grade A raw milk for pasteurization which has been pasteurized, cooled, and placed in the final container in a milk plant and conforming with the sanitation and bacteriological standards authorized by sections 196.931 to 196.953 and regulations promulgated thereunder;

  (2)  "Grade A raw milk for pasteurization", raw milk for pasteurization from producer dairies and conforming with all of the sanitation and bacteriological standards authorized by sections 196.931 to 196.953 and regulations which are promulgated thereunder;

  (3)  "Graded fluid milk and fluid milk products", milk products include cream, light cream, coffee cream, table cream, whipping cream, light whipping cream, heavy cream, heavy whipping cream, whipped cream, whipped light cream, whipped coffee cream, whipped table cream, sour cream, cultured sour cream, half-and-half, sour half-and-half, cultured half-and-half, reconstituted or recombined milk and milk products, concentrated milk, concentrated milk products, skim milk, skimmed milk, lowfat milk, fortified milk and milk products, vitamin D milk and milk products, homogenized milk, flavored milk or milk products, eggnog, eggnog flavored milk, eggnog flavored lowfat milk, buttermilk, cultured buttermilk, cultured milk, cultured whole milk buttermilk, and acidified milk and milk products, and other fluid milk and fluid milk products so declared by the board which are sold, offered for sale, exposed for sale, delivered or advertised as graded milk and milk products;

  (4)  "Manufacturing raw milk", milk that does not meet the requirements of grade A raw milk for pasteurization as defined in sections 196.931 to 196.959;

  (5)  "Milk plant", any place, premises or establishment where graded fluid milk or fluid milk products are collected, handled, processed, stored, bottled, pasteurized and prepared for distribution, except an establishment where graded fluid milk products are sold at retail as purchased from a milk plant;

  (6)  "Milk plant operator", any person, firm, corporation or association operating any milk plant;

  (7)  "Milk producer", any person who operates a dairy farm and provides, sells, or offers milk for sale to a milk plant, receiving station, or transfer station;

  (8)  "Official rating agency", the state milk board;

  (9)  "Official rating survey", the survey conducted by the official state rating agency, as required by sections 196.931 to 196.953;

  (10)  "Person" shall mean an individual or individuals, or a firm, partnership, company, corporation, trustee, or association;

  (11)  "Political subdivision", any municipality, city, incorporated town, village, county, township, district or authority, or any portion or combination of two or more thereof;

  (12)  "State department of agriculture", the department of agriculture of Missouri;

  (13)  "State department of health and senior services", the department of health and senior services of Missouri;

  (14)  "State milk board", an appointed state agency functioning as administrator of state milk inspection; and

  (15)  "State milk inspection", the services of inspection, regulation, grading, and program evaluation of fluid milk and fluid milk products by agents, representatives or employees of the state milk board under the terms and provisions of sections 196.931 to 196.959 and regulations adopted to regulate the production, transportation, processing, manufacture, distribution and sale of graded fluid milk and fluid milk products.


(L. 1972 H.B. 1280 § 2, A.L. 1994 S.B. 546, A.L. 2006 S.B. 1017)

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