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The Milk and Dairies (Semi-skimmed and Skimmed Milk) (Heat Treatment and Labelling) Regulations 1988

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PART IVthe plate count test for semi-skimmed milk, skimmed milk and bulk milk heat treated for transportation, pasteurised, sterilised or treated by the ultra high temperature method

1.  The sample shall be tested by the method prescribed in the British Standard 4285: Section 2.1: 1984 (ISBN 0 580 14091 1).

2.  Any sample—

(a)of raw milk, milk heat treated for the purposes of transportation or pasteurised milk, or

(b)of sterilised milk or milk treated by the ultra high temperature method where the sample is taken from an open container,on which the test is not begun within 24 hours of taking such sample, shall be discarded.

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