Oregon Statutes - Chapter 621 - Milk; Dairy Products; Substitutes - Section 621.018 - Entry and use of fluid milk produced outside state; reciprocal agreements.

(1) The State Department of Agriculture may permit the entry and use in this state of fluid milk produced in other governmental units subject to the conditions set forth in this section. For the purposes of this section, the term “governmental unit” means any state, territory of the United States or political subdivision thereof.

(2) The department shall investigate and survey the system of regulation of the fluid milk industry in effect in the governmental unit in which the fluid milk is produced. The investigation shall be made into all the factors relating to the quality of fluid milk as prescribed in ORS 621.060. Upon a determination by the department that the system of fluid milk regulation in effect in a governmental unit is of a nature that will reasonably ensure that fluid milk produced thereunder will be of a quality substantially equal to fluid milk produced in this state, the department may issue a permit to any person operating under that system for the movement of fluid milk into this state.

(3) Recognition by the department of the system of regulation and inspection of fluid milk produced or processed in any other governmental unit shall be granted only in cases where the other governmental unit grants a reciprocal recognition to fluid milk produced or processed in this state.

(4) The department may give full faith and credit to the acts of any other governmental unit administering a system of fluid milk regulation recognized by the department, suspending the right or privilege of any person under the jurisdiction of that governmental unit to produce or process fluid milk.

(5) The department shall arrange with any other governmental unit administering and enforcing a system of fluid milk regulation recognized by the department for the exchange of information necessary to ensure an uninterrupted interchange of wholesome and nutritious fluid milk between that governmental unit and this state. [Formerly 621.105]

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