Food Safety - Dairy Safety in South Carolina

2021 Revision of Regulation 61-34 and 61-34.1

DHEC is proposing revisions to Regulation 61-34, Raw Milk for Human Consumption, and Regulation 61-34.1, Pasteurized Milk and Milk Products. The submitted proposed language is available on the State House website.

In an effort to ensure our valued stakeholders are able to provide input and are informed about the proposed changes, virtual informational meetings were held with online and phone access to provide interested persons the ability to participate remotely. During the meetings, Department staff discussed proposed changes and encouraged stakeholder input. These meetings also served as a time for stakeholders to ask the Department questions about the proposed revisions. Establishing and fostering partnerships with our valued stakeholders is important to us, and we appreciate your input and support.

The sessions were recorded and can be viewed below:

•    61-34, Raw Milk for Human Consumption Regulation Stakeholder Meeting - February 12, 2021 
•    61-34.1, Pasteurized Milk and Milk Products Regulation Stakeholder Meeting - February 12, 2021

Recordings of previous stakeholder meetings and additional resources these for these regulation revisions are available on our Milk Regulations Update Status webpage.

Please feel free to email us at, if you have any questions. You can also reach us by phone at (803) 896-0640.

COVID-19 Response: Food Safety Re-Opening Toolkit and Resources

​Based on recommendations from the CDC and FDA, DHEC has developed tools and resources to assist dairy food businesses to operate in response to COVID-19. Please click the link above for guidance and tools to help combat this pandemic.

DHEC regulates all Grade A Dairy facilities in the state that produce, haul, process, package, and distribute milk and milk products. We run lab tests on samples of raw and finished products and water supplies from each facility. 

Regulatory Information

Applications & Permit

Submit a complete and signed application to DHEC by following the instructions at the bottom of the form. Applications with blank fields and/or unsigned are incomplete and cannot be accepted.

Sample Inspection Reports

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Contact Information



Mailing Address

Bureau of Environmental Health Services
Division of Food Protection & Lead Risk Assessment
2600 Bull Street 
Columbia, SC 29201

Physical Address

Division of Food Protection & Lead Risk Assessment
State Park Health Center
8500 Farrow Road, Building 5
Columbia, SC 29203


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