The Food and Drug Administration has just released the electronic version of the 2009 Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO), which contains the changes from the April 2009 National Conference of Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) Conference. IDFA and Milk Industry Foundation members successfully advocated for many of the changes, which directly affect state inspection of Grade A dairy plants and farms, providing more flexibility for dairy processors.
The most significant change is a new definition for Grade "A" milk products, which will be fully implemented by October 2010. Download the PMO here.
IDFA is also making available a free CD that includes the 2009 PMO as well as the 2009 Methods, 2009 Procedures and more than 300 FDA memos that interpret the PMO and other NCIMS documents. Members can request a copy by contacting Brian Fields, IDFA regulatory affairs assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)-220-3566.
Members with questions related to the NCIMS documents may contact Allen Sayler, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards, at email@example.com.