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Subdivision 1.Terms.

Unless the language or context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended, the words defined in this section, shall for the purposes of this chapter, have the meanings given to them.

Subd. 2.Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture.

Subd. 3.

[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1]

Subd. 4.

[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1]

Subd. 5.

[Repealed, 1961 c 147 art 3 s 3]

Subd. 6.Dairy plant.

"Dairy plant" means any place where a dairy product is manufactured, processed, or handled and includes milk-receiving stations, creameries, cheese factories, condenseries, milk plants, transfer stations, cream stations, marketing organizations not operating dairy plants, but purchasing milk and cream directly from producers for resale, and other establishments, as those terms are used in this chapter and chapters 17, 27, 31, and 33; but does not include a dairy farm or an establishment where no dairy products are processed, but dairy products are sold at wholesale or retail only.

Subd. 7.

[Repealed, 1999 c 154 s 4]

Subd. 8.Overrun.

"Overrun" is the difference between the weight of any given amount of pure butterfat and the weight of the butter manufactured therefrom; and this difference, ascertained in any case, divided by the given amount of pure butterfat in such case and multiplied by 100, is the "percentage of overrun" in the manufacture of butter.

Subd. 9.Milk-receiving station.

"Milk-receiving station" means any dairy plant where raw milk for pasteurization or for manufacture is received, handled, or prepared for processing or for resale as unpasteurized milk or fluid milk products.

Subd. 10.Dairy product.

"Dairy product" means milk as defined by Code of Federal Regulations, title 21, cream, any product or by-product of either, or any commodity among the principal constituents or ingredients of which is one or a combination of two or more of them, as determined by standards, grades, or rules duly adopted by the commissioner.

Subd. 11.Adulterated.

"Adulterated" means an item is covered by section 34A.02.

Subd. 12.Misbranded.

"Misbranded" or "misbranding" means an item is covered by section 34A.03.

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