California Occupational License

License Title:
    Pasteurizer's License
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Food and Agriculture
     Division of Animal Health and Food Safety Services
     Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 1220 N Street
Sacramento,  CA  95814

     Phone Number: (916) 900-5008
     Fax Number: (916) 900-5337

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
Persons operating pasteurization equipment at milk processing plants.

Fees: Examination Application: $100; License Renewal: $100.
Examination Frequency: Upon request.

Exam Locations: At place of business.

Experience Requirement: Demonstrate by written, and oral & demonstration examination the ability to operate pasteurization equipment and comply with regulations on operating such equipment.

Average Time to Process Application: 60 days.

Renewal Period: Biennially, expires two years from the date of issue. License renewal fees must be received within 90 days of the license expiration date for renewals to be issued.

Special License Requirements: N/A

Comments: Study material available at Branch Regional Offices.

Authority: California Food and Agricultural Code, Sections 35168, 35231 (d).
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