Milk processor rules relaxed

Some processors can meet standards any way they choose

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There have been major relaxations in rules for milk processing plants.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has posted the notice of amendments on its website, including complete exemptions for plants that process only already-pasteurized milk and/or ingredients.

As examples of the changes, the regulations will no longer specify exact ceiling heights or drains. Instead processors will have to meet standards any way they choose, such as preventing condensation on ceilings and accumulation of liquids on floors.

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