Inspection Frequencies at Dairy Facilities in Minnesota

The following table lists types of dairy inspections, the frequency of those inspections, the type of inspector or officer responsible for performing each inspection, and the number of facilities subject to each inspection.

Inspection Frequency Who Performs Number of Facilities

Grade A Farm Inspections

2 times per year

Dairy Inspectors

2074 Grade A farms

Grade A Plant Inspections

4 times per year

Dairy Inspectors

20 Grade A processing plants

High Temp Short Time (HTST) Pasteurizers

4 times per year (Grade A)
2 times per year (Manufacturing Grade)

Dairy Inspectors

46 Grade A pasteurizers, 73 Manufacturing Grade pasteurizers

Manufacturing Grade (Grade B) Farm Inspections

1 time per year

Dairy Inspectors

97 Manufacturing Grade farms

Manufacturing Grade (Grade B) Plant Inspections

2 times per year

Dairy Inspectors

55 manufacturing plants

Hauler/Samplers

Once every 2 years

Dairy Inspectors

About 1,000 haulers

All Milk Tankers

Once per year

Dairy Inspectors

615 tankers

Positive Antibiotic Residue - Milk

After each violation

Dairy Inspectors

Variable, based on number of violations

Interstate Milk Shippers Farm BTU Surveys

Once every 2 years

Interstate Rating Officers

Farms grouped into BTU's, depends on groupings

Interstate Milk Shippers Plant Surveys

Once every 2 years

Interstate Rating Officers

About 26 (all Grade A plants selling interstate)