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Milk Safety

Kentucky Milk Program
Milk Safety Branch
275 East Main Street, HS1C-B
Frankfort, Ky. 40621
(502) 564-3340
Fax:  (502) 564-8787

Mission Statement:

To protect consumers by preventing the sale of adulterated, misbranded or falsely advertised milk and milk products.

Our mission statement is carried out through several mandated inspection programs. Our staff regularly inspects dairy farms in Kentucky, all milk trucks, all dairy processing facilities and certifies all persons in Kentucky responsible for collecting, sampling and handling raw milk. Our office staff maintains records for enforcement of laboratory analysis of raw milk and finished dairy products. The Milk Safety Branch conducts regular milk sanitation ratings to allow interstate shipment of milk and dairy products.

The responsibility of the Milk Safety Branch, both currently and in the future, is and should be to protect the health and well being of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We are doing this with the assistance and complete cooperation of the dairy industry in Kentucky.

Cow Trivia:

  • A top-producing dairy cow gives enough milk in one day to supply the average family for a month. 
  • The average cow will produce 6 gallons a day (96 glasses of milk). 
  • A world record dairy cow can produce 60,000 pounds of milk a year.  That's 120,000 glasses of milk.
  • Dairy cows drink up to 35 gallons of water a day to produce up to 14 gallons of milk per day.
  • Each cow has a unique color pattern. Every cow's nose has a unique nose-print (just like human fingerprints).


Last Updated 11/6/2013