Every two years, the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) reviews the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PM0), which includes the procedures and regulations governing the safe supply of Grade A milk and milk products to U.S. consumers. The NCIMS voted in April 2009 on revisions to the PMO, which now allow the use of UV to disinfect and pasteurize water in dairy processing, based on rigorous measurement criteria. The FDA finalized the 2009 PMO, releasing the new provisions to the public on October 14, 2009, paving the way for the use of UV for water disinfection and pasteurization in the U.S. dairy industry.
"The effective date of the new provisions in the 2009 PMO is no later than one year after the electronic publication of the 2009 PMO or the notification to the States of the changes by memo (IMS-a) from FDA, depending on each individual state," explained Raymond Lynn Young, of Milk Regulatory Consultants, LLC , one of three FDA Third-Party Certifiers. "However, this kind of provision, which can save dairies money and energy, is often allowed to be used by State Program Managers soon after publication."
"Atlantium's Hydro Optic Disinfection System has made a big impact on efficiency and overall quality at our Uniontown plant," said Tim Griglack, director of all operations, United Dairy, Inc. The United Uniontown, Penn. facility is one of the first plants to adopt the system for pasteurized equivalent water.
"We've been using the Atlantium system to provide pasteurized equivalent water for nearly 10 months and in that short time have realized savings in terms of filling line operator ease and efficiencies. The best part is that it makes our lives simpler, and the water is so much better after the reactor," Griglack added.
"Because our plant processes such a wide variety of products, we use a tremendous amount of water to flush equipment between products. With Atlantium's Hydro
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