Dairy Inspection

The program provides Maine's dairy processing industry with State regulated and FDA certified inspection of their products and State certification of their analysts which allows them to sell milk across state lines and within the State. The Dairy Inspection Program is responsible for inspecting processors and farms to ensure the safe supply of milk for the public.

Our Dairy Inspectors conduct farm and dairy plant inspections in compliance with the Interstate Milk Shippers Program (IMS). They visit dairy farms semiannually for sanitary inspections of milking equipment and facilities. The Maine Milk Quality Laboratory tests and analyzes dairy products, producers' water samples and certifies commercial and industry milk laboratories involved in the IMS Program. Licenses are issued for frozen dessert products and milk and cheese processors.

Contacts:

Dairy Inspection Office (207) 287-2618

Maine Milk Law & Rule
Maine Milk Rule Chapter 329 (.doc)
Chapter 601: Milk and Milk Products ( Heading:PL1999,c.362,@1(rpr))(2900-2910-A)