Agriculture_Markets
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
   
 Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services

Dairy Businesses

Any business which deals with milk or milk products from production to consumption.

Licensing:

Producer
Producer-Dealer
Plant Operator
Distributor / Subdealer
Milk Broker
Milk Hauler
Cooperative
Frozen Dessert
Goat and/or Sheep milk
Exemptions from Licensing
Startup Processing Operation
Milk Dealer License Renewal Fee Chart
Milk Dealer License Fee Calculator Tool

Note: All Licensed Milk Dealers who purchase milk directly from dairy farmers must complete the following monthly:

BTU Report (Schedules R & S) Excel | Pdf
Payment Report (Schedule G) Excel | Pdf
DPO Assessment Report


Producer:

Sanitation Requirements for Dairy Farms
1 NYCRR Part 2 (Requirements for the Production, Processing, Manufacturing and Distribution of Milk and Milk Products)
2009 PMO

Farmers are not required to be licensed unless they handle more than 3,000 pounds per month and do any of the following:

  • Deliver their own milk from the farm to the plant
  • Operate a plant using milk produced on own farm (see Producer-Dealer)
  • Distribute packaged fluid milk, if milk is processed by another plant operator

Additional Information: Organic Information | Kosher Information | Raw Milk Sales Regulations and Memo


Producer-Dealer:

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All milk is processed or manufactured from milk received from the producer's own farm.
Producer-Dealer Informative Letter

License & Permit Applications

Reports: monthly:

If own milk processed in plant: DPO Assessment Report
Plant Report Excel | Pdf

Please include:

  • Route Sales - Schedule D (Sales to the final destination before reaching the consumer. These are sales to stores, restaurants, institutions/schools/hospitals or vending machines. Also include home delivery.)
  • Subdealer Sales - Schedule H (Sales to other licensed dealers, warehouses, depots or any distribution center which makes their own deliveries or has route sales of their own.

May/October: Supplemental Sales Report Excel | Pdf
Please include: NYS Route Sales


Plant Operator:

Any person who operates any single location or mobile unit which pasteurizes fluid milk or manufactures milk into other dairy products.

A. Milk Received from producers, cooperatives, or other milk dealers and processed into fluid milk or a manufactured product (cheese, yogurt, sour cream etc.).

License & Permit Applications

Reports: monthly:

Plant Report Excel | Pdf

Please include:

  • Route Sales - Schedule D (Sales to the final destination before reaching the consumer. These are sales to stores, restaurants, institutions/schools/hospitals or vending machines. Also include home delivery.)
  • Subdealer Sales - Schedule H (Sales to other licensed dealers, warehouses, depots or any distribution center which makes their own deliveries or has route sales of their own

BTU Report (Schedules R & S) Excel | Pdf
Payment Report (Schedule G) Excel | Pdf

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May/October: Supplemental Sales Report Excel | Pdf Please include: NYS Route Sales
If receiving milk is received from producers or cooperative:

B. Milk is NOT received at plant (e.g. cut & wrap cheese production).

License & Permit Applications

C. If plant is only manufacturing Ice Cream from Frozen Dessert Mix.

License & Permit Applications


Distributors/Subdealers:

In-State: A person located in NYS that purchases or sells or distributes milk in the State.

License & Permit Applications

Reports:

Route/Subdealer Sales Report Excel | Pdf

May/October: Packaged Fluid Milk Sales Report Excel | Pdf Please include: NYS Route Sales (Only)
Please include: NYS Route Sales – Schedule B and NYS Subdealer Sales – Schedule C

Out-of-State: A person located outside of NYS who purchases, or sells, or distributes milk in the State.

License & Permit Applications

Reports monthly:

Route Sales & Subdealer Sales Report For Out-of State Dealers (Schedules D & H) Excel | Pdf

May/October: Supplemental Sales Report Excel | Pdf
Please include: NYS Route Sales (Only)


Milk Broker:

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License & Permit Applications


Milk Hauler:

Bulk: A person that does not buy or sell any milk but transports the milk in, in bulk, from farm to plant or from plant to plant.

License & Permit Applications

Packaged: A person that does not buy or sell any milk but transports the milk, in packaged form, for the account of another licensed milk dealer.

License & Permit Applications


Cooperative:

Bargaining & Collecting: An incorporated group of producers who negotiate for the sale of its members’ milk and the receipt of sale proceeds.

License & Permit Applications

Operating: An incorporated group of producers that negotiate for the sale of its members’ milk, and is also responsible for the operation of farm bulk tank routes to bring its member’s milk from farm to plant, or plant to plant. It may also process or manufacture its members’ milk by operating a processing or manufacturing facility or transfer station.

License & Permit Applications


Frozen Dessert:

Includes ice cream, frozen custard, French Ice cream-French custard ice cream, artificially sweetened ice cream, ice milk, freezer made shakes, fruit sherbet, water ice, quiescently frozen confection, quiescently frozen dairy confection, manufactured desserts mix, frozen confection, mellorine frozen dessert, frozen dessert mix, or any other product wits similar in appearance, odor, or taste to such products or are prepared or frozen as frozen desserts are customarily prepared or frozen, whether made with dairy products or non-dairy products.

Handler: A person who distributes a frozen dessert.

License & Permit Applications

Manufacturer: a person who produces, processes, and packages a frozen dessert.

License & Permit Applications


Goat and/or Sheep milk:

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Sanitation requirements are the SAME as:

No reports are necessary for goat or sheep milk.


Exemptions from Licensing:

Milk Dealers: Milk dealers who handle less than 3,000 pounds of milk per month may be exempted from the licensing requirements.

Stores: A store is exempt from milk dealer licensing providing it does not engage in the customary functions of a milk dealer:

  • Stores who handle less than 3,000 pounds of milk per month may be exempted from the milk dealer licensing requirements.
  • It does not distribute milk to its store(s)
  • It does not operate a milk processing plant
  • It does not sell milk to other stores
Note: A store that handles potentially hazardous foods including milk, shell eggs and refrigerated meats needs an Article 28 Food License issued by NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Food Safety and Inspection.

Producers: Producers are not required to be licensed unless they handle more than 3,000 pounds per month and do any of the following:

  • Deliver their own milk from the farm to the plant
  • Operate a plant using milk produced on own farm (Producer-Dealer)
  • Distribute packaged fluid milk, if milk is processed by another plant operator