Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Dairy Industry Inspections

Contact Us

Zach Conlin, Bureau Chief
(850) 245-5410
(850) 488-7346 Fax

Bureau of Food Safety
3125 Conner Blvd., Ste. D
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1650

Laws and Regulations

Florida Statutes
Chapter: 502

Florida Administrative Code
Chapter: 5k-10

Pasteurized Milk Ordinance 2015

Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO)

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is charged with the regulation of all dairy facilities and related operations in Florida. Our team provides oversight of all Grade “A” dairy farms, Grade “A” processing plants, single service facilities, tanker washes, bulk milk haulers, manufactured milk processing plants, dairy distribution facilities and wholesale frozen dessert and/or ice cream mix facilities.

The Grade “A” dairy program is a cooperative program with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDACS and the FDA work together to ensure the safety of all dairy products produced in Florida. To ensure the program is being administered in accordance with FDA and the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments, FDA Regional Milk Specialists conduct routine inspections and program evaluations to evaluate the effective implementation of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, as adopted in Florida Administrative Code.