Editor’s note: 3-A Today is a new column looking at issues in dairy processing, sanitation and regulation. 3-A SSI is an ANSI-accredited standards developer organization that serves manufacturers, users and regulators of dairy and food equipment. This article was written by Steven T. Sims and others.
In 1924, the U.S. Public Health Service published the Standard Milk Ordinance, based on the request for assistance from Alabama regarding a recommended Statewide Milk Sanitation Program. In 1926, the USPHS published more general guidance for state and local milk regulators to use as a model ordinance for adoption into their laws.