From WDATCP: Interim Process for Issuing BMWS Licenses
From the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: The Division of Food and Recreational Safety (DFRS) has discontinued normal inspection activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure that new Bulk Milk Weighers and Samplers (BMWS) are able to sample and pick up milk during this period, the division is adopting a modified version of the BMWS licensing process.
BMWs Licenses During COVID-19
DFRS is committed to working with the industry to find new and creative ways to ship milk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review the new process that’s now in place:
- The license applicant will contact their area sanitarian. See the current map to contact your sanitarian.
- The sanitarian will then email the application and corresponding paperwork. If there are questions on how to complete the form, the applicant should contact the sanitarian for clarification.
- The applicant will send the completed application paperwork and $60 fee (check or money order only) to:
- DATCP, PO Box 93586, Milwaukee, WI 53293
- Once the application paperwork and fees are received, a sanitarian will contact the applicant by phone to schedule the exam.
- The sanitarian will read the exam questions by phone to the applicant and write the answers on the answer sheet.
- The sanitarian will correct the exam. If the licensee passes the exam, the sanitarian will issue a temporary license. If the licensee fails the exam, steps two to five must be repeated.
- The sanitarian will record the temporary license number and sign the application. This will be emailed to the applicant for proof of a temporary license.
- An official license will be processed and mailed to the applicant.
Prior to taking the exam, we recommend reviewing these resources: