[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Meriden 8-3-1964 (Ch. 16 of the 1963 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Food and food establishments — See Ch. 112.
Meat — See Ch. 136.
Health nuisances — See Ch. 144.
State regulation — See C.G.S. § 22-127 et seq.
The provisions of Chapter 430 of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Milk Regulation Board authorized thereunder, as amended, are made part of this chapter.
The sale of milk which has not been properly pasteurized is prohibited.
The cap or cover of each container of milk or cream sold shall cover the pouring lip of the container to at least its largest diameter.
All vehicles used for the transportation of milk or milk products shall be so constructed and operated as to protect their contents from the sun, contamination and freezing. All vehicles shall be kept clean, and no substance capable of contaminating milk or milk products shall be transported with milk or milk products in such manner as to permit contamination.
Every person engaged in the business of peddling or distributing milk or cream shall cause the name of such person and permit number to be placed in legible characters of Roman block type of at least two inches in height on the outer surface of each side of the vehicle used for the sale or distribution of milk or cream. No person shall display such permit number unless he is duly authorized by an unexpired permit.
No person shall sell milk or cream in the City without first making application to the Director of Health and Human Services upon blanks furnished by the Director of Health and Human Services and obtaining a permit from the Director of Health and Human Services to sell milk or cream, which permit shall expire on the 31st day of January in each year, unless sooner revoked by the Director of Health and Human Services. Applications shall be made and filed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Director of Health and Human Services. This section shall not apply to milk in stores or sales of milk from a producer to a dealer.
The Director of Health and Human Services shall, before issuing a permit to sell milk or cream, determine that an inspection has been made of every dairy farm where such milk or cream is produced and of every milk plant in which it is thereby received, bottled, pasteurized or otherwise handled.
Upon giving satisfactory evidence to the Director of Health and Human Services, after the inspection, that the milk and cream to be sold under the permit will be produced and handled in accordance with the state laws, the provisions of this chapter, the ordinances of the City and the rules and regulations of the State Milk Regulation Board and the Director of Health and Human Services, the permit shall be furnished by the Director of Health and Human Services on the payment of a permit fee of $1.
Such permit may be revoked or suspended by the Director of Health and Human Services upon the violation by the holder thereof of any of the milk regulations or in any emergency when in the judgment of the Director of Health and Human Services the milk supply in question has become a public health menace.
Whenever, in the opinion of the milk sanitarian or the Director of Health and Human Services, milk is unsafe, not decent or not produced or handled in accordance with the above milk ordinances, the Director of Health and Human Services may prohibit the further sale of milk from this source until such time as he deems it safe, decent and produced and handled in a satisfactory manner. Decency is considered that characteristic of foods which gives pleasure to its consumption, while the lack of decency means distaste, displeasure and even disgust; therefore, decency in milk is a characteristic of milk entirely apart from its significance as an indication of its safety.