Milk Safety

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is contracted by the Missouri State Milk Board to provide inspection services for Grade A dairy operations in 12 counties in the southwest Missouri area. Those counties include Newton, Jasper, Barry, Lawrence, Barton, Dade, McDonald, Stone, Cedar, Polk, Greene, and Vernon. Required services include:
  • Facilitating the collection process of individual Grade A dairy farm milk samples and pasteurized fluid milk products for laboratory analysis
  • Inspecting and regulating Grade A bulk milk haulers
  • Inspecting and regulating Grade A dairy farms
  • Inspecting Grade A bulk milk farm trucks
  • Investigating complaints concerning Grade A dairy farms and dairy products
  • Reviewing blueprints of Grade A dairy barns to determine compliance with state and federal regulations