Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. Licensing Provisions

License Required To Operate Manufactured Dairy Products Plant

81-22-201. License required to operate manufactured dairy products plant. (1) It is unlawful for any person to operate a manufactured dairy products plant, concentrated, condensed, or evaporated milk and/or cream plant, milk and cream buying station, creamery, dairy producing milk for manufacturing purposes, water ice manufacturing plant, cheese plant including cottage cheese, and cream cheese, sour cream, yogurt, or frozen dessert manufacturing plant without first obtaining a license from the department.

(2) Any manufactured dairy products plant or dairy which undergoes a change of ownership must be considered a new plant or dairy for relicensing purposes, provided that changes of ownership may not be construed to include changes of stockholders.

(3) A small dairy selling milk or cream as homemade food or a homemade food product pursuant to Title 50, chapter 49, part 2, is exempt from the licensing requirements of this section.

History: En. Sec. 20, Ch. 413, L. 1971; R.C.M. 1947, 3-24-107; amd. Sec. 19, Ch. 320, L. 2021.