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(1) Milk and fluid milk products offered for sale through vending machines shall be dispensed only in individual, original containers or from bulk containers into which such product was placed at the milk plant, provided that in the case of vending machines that use fluid milk products as an ingredient in hot liquid foods or beverages, such milk product may be transferred at the machine location from the individual original container of not more than one-half gallon capacity to a vending machine bulk container which is clean and has been subjected to an approved bactericidal process in accordance with ARM 37.110.406(3) ; provided further that in such transfer, the entire contents of the individual original container are used.

(2) All multi-use parts of any bulk milk vending machine which comes into direct contact with the milk or milk product shall be effectively cleaned and bactericidally treated at the milk plant, provided that single-service dispensing tubes which receive bactericidal treatment at the fabricating plant and which are individually packaged in such manner as to preclude contamination, may be sealed with 2 seals in such manner as to make it impossible to withdraw any part of its contents without breaking one seal and impractical to introduce any substance without breaking the other seal. The delivery tube and any milk contact parts of the dispensing device shall be attached at the milk plant and shall be protected by a moisture proof covering which shall not be removed until after the container is placed in the refrigerated compartment of the vending machine.

History: Sec. 50-50-103, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-50-103, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 2423.

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