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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 13: Rules and regulations governing production, transportation, handling, distribution and sale, etc. of raw milk for pasteurization and raw products thereof

Section 13. The commissioner shall, subject to the provisions of chapter thirty A, adopt and promulgate rules and regulations governing the production, transportation, receiving, handling, storage, processing, distribution and sale of raw milk for pasteurization and raw products thereof being shipped or offered for shipment into or within the commonwealth, including all pertinent sanitary standards and uniform minimum requirements for the inspection of dairy farms, milk plants and receiving stations, wherever located, and pasteurization plants located outside the commonwealth, and may, in like manner and from time to time, amend, modify or repeal the same. Such rules and regulations shall be consistent with applicable provisions of the Grade ''A'' Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and related publications of the Food and Drug Administration, Public Health Service, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, or any successor agency with like regulatory powers; provided, that requirement by the commissioner of more stringent bacterial and temperature standards shall not be precluded. Any person who violates any rule or regulation duly adopted and promulgated pursuant to this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars for each offence.