(1) A milk processing plant must obtain an annual milk processing plant license from
the department, which shall expire on June 30th of each year. A milk processing plant may choose to process: (a) Grade A milk and milk products;
or (b) other milk products that are not classified grade A.
(2) Only one license may be required to process milk; however, milk processing plants
must obtain the necessary endorsements from the department in order to process products
as defined for each type of milk or milk product processing. Application for a license shall be on a form prescribed by the director and accompanied
by a two hundred fifty dollar annual license fee beginning July 1, 2015. The applicant shall include on the application the full name of the applicant for
the license and the location of the milk processing plant he or she intends to operate
and any other necessary information. Upon the approval of the application by the director and compliance with the provisions
of this chapter, including the applicable rules adopted under this chapter by the
department, the applicant shall be issued a license or a renewal of a license.
(3) Licenses shall be issued to cover only those products, processes, and operations
specified in the license application and approved for licensing. If a license holder wishes to engage in processing a type of milk product that is
different than the type specified on the application supporting the licensee's existing
license and processing that type of food product would require a major addition to
or modification of the licensee's processing facilities, the licensee shall submit
an amendment to the current license application. In such a case, the licensee may engage in processing the new type of milk product
only after the amendment has been approved by the department.
(4) A licensee under this section shall not be required to obtain a food processing
plant license under chapter 69.07 RCW to process milk or milk products.
(5) The director shall waive the fee for a food processing license under chapter 69.07
RCW for persons who are also licensed as a milk processing plant.
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