The wider utilization of pipeline milking on the farm has resulted in the adaptation of cleaning-in-place procedures for these types of installations. The problems involved in such procedures have led many health departments to issue special regulations. The new developments in equipment design and cleaning procedures should not be hindered by stagnate regulations. The 1953 edition of the Milk Ordinance and Code Recommended by The Public Health Service accepts the principle of pipeline milking and the cleaning-in-place procedures, but acknowledges that design and construction standards should be flexible. The cleaning and bactericidal treatment of this equipment must be determined by the usual standards of inspection.

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*Presented at the 23rd Annual State College of Washington Institute of Dairying, Pullman, Washington, 1954.

H. E. Eagan, was educated at Washington and Lee University and Cornell University; he has been associated with regulatory public health sanitation since 1931. He was in charge of milk and food sanitation in Huntington, West Virginia, for 12 years. From 1943 to 1945, he was assigned by the Public Health Service to the State Board of Health, Jackson, Mississippi, on the state-wide milk sanitation program. Since 1945 he has been assigned to the Training Branch, Communicable Disease Center, with assignments at Savannah, Georgia; Topeka, Kansas; and Atlanta, Georgia. He is now on a nation-wide milk sanitation training program in cooperation with the Division of Environmental Sanitation; Milk, Food, and Shellfish Program of the Public Health Service.

He entered his official work from the Phenix Cheese Company where he held the position of an Assistant to the Vice President in Charge of Production.