2014 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 24:10-57.1 - Definitions

NJ Rev Stat § 24:10-57.1 (2014) What's This?

24:10-57.1. Definitions
The following words as used in this act and in rules, regulations, definitions, standards of identity or labeling requirements promulgated thereunder shall have the following meanings:

a. "Fluid milk products" means:

(1) Milk, cream, certified milk, skim milk, skimmed milk, nonfat milk, nonfat fortified milk, fortified skim milk, fortified skimmed milk, flavored milk, dairy drink, buttermilk, cultured buttermilk, cultured skim milk, cultured milk, cultured sour cream, cultured salad cream, yogurt, cultured half-and-half, Vitamin D milk, Vitamin D fluid milk products, homogenized milk, modified milk, ice cream mix, ice milk mix and half-and-half.

(2) Condensed, evaporated and concentrated milk and fluid milk products intended for further processing, unless sterilized and packaged in hermetically sealed containers; and

(3) Any other product made by the addition of any substance to milk, or to any of these fluid milk products, and used for similar purposes, and designated as a fluid milk product by the department.

b. "Milk products" means butter, butter oil, the various types of cheeses, dried milk, dried skim milk, and any other food for human consumption made from milk or its component parts and designated as a milk product by the department.

c. "Pasteurization" means the process of heating and holding every particle of milk or fluid milk products in properly operated equipment acceptable to the department at a temperature and for such time as is specified by the department.

d. "Dairy farm" means any place or premises where one or more dairy animals are kept, a part or all of the milk from which is sold, offered for sale or delivered to any person.

e. "Producer or milk producer" means any person who owns or controls one or more dairy animals, a part or all of the milk from which is sold, offered for sale or delivered to any person.

f. "Distributor or milk distributor" means any person who sells, offers for sale, or distributes any milk or fluid milk products for human consumption as such.

g. "Milk plant" means any place, premises, or establishment, other than a frozen dessert plant, where milk or fluid milk products are collected, handled, processed, manufactured, stored, pasteurized, bottled, or prepared for distribution, sale or resale. This definition shall not include stores or milk depots handling retail containers of milk or fluid milk products in original unopened containers, nor to those establishments dispensing milk or fluid milk products for consumption on the premises or that portion of any establishment operated as a dairy farm.

h. "Milk depot" means any place or premises, other than a milk plant, where milk and fluid milk products packaged in final containers are stored prior to distribution.

i. "Bulk milk hauler" means any person, other than a person holding a milk plant permit from the department, who purposes or collects milk in a tank truck from dairy farms for the purpose of distribution or sale to a milk plant or milk plants other than that or those for which he holds a permit.

j. "Department" means the State Department of Health.

k. "Local board" or "local board of health" means the board of health of any municipality or the boards, bodies or officers in such municipality lawfully exercising any of the powers of a board of health under the laws governing such municipality, and includes any consolidated board of health or county board of health created and established pursuant to law.

L.1964, c. 62, s. 1. Amended by L.1972, c. 52, s. 1.

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