81-22-102. General authority of department. (1) The department may regulate and establish sanitation standards for persons operating dairies producing milk for manufacturing purposes. The department may regulate and establish sanitation and quality standards for a person engaged in the processing of manufactured dairy products or of products made or sold in the semblance or imitation of dairy products in this state when those products made in semblance or imitation of dairy products are made in a manufactured dairy products plant.
(2) The department may adopt minimum standards for the production, transportation, grading, testing, use, processing, packaging, and storage of milk and cream used for manufacturing purposes and of manufactured dairy products.
(3) The department shall adopt rules and establish fees for licenses for selling or producing milk as required by 81-23-202.
(4) The department may not establish fees, rules, or standards under this chapter for small dairies selling milk or cream as homemade food or a homemade food product pursuant to Title 50, chapter 49, part 2.