Labelling Requirements for Dairy Products
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Butter Product

Calorie-reduced butter, dairy spread, light butter (lite butter) and whey butter [2, DPR].

Dairy Product

Milk or a product thereof, whether alone or combined with another agricultural product, that contains no oil or fat other than that of milk [2, DPR].

Milk

"Milk" or "whole milk", as used in the manufacture of dairy products, means the normal lacteal secretion, free from colostrum, obtained from the mammary gland of an animal [2, DPR].

Milk Fat

"Milk fat" or "butter fat", in the case of fat from cow's milk, means fat from cow's milk that meets the requirements of section B.08.006 of the FDR. [2, DPR]

Milk Product

  • Milk product as per the DPR [2, DPR], means any of the following, namely,
    • partly skimmed milk, skim milk, cream, buttermilk, whey and whey cream,
    • milk in concentrated, dried, frozen or reconstituted form and any product referred to in paragraph (a) in concentrated, dried, frozen or reconstituted form,
    • butter, butter oil and whey butter,
    • milk solids, and
    • whey protein concentrate
  • Milk product as per the FDR [B.08.001.1, FDR], means:
    • With respect to butter or whey butter, any of the following products, namely:
      1. Partly skimmed milk, skim milk, cream, buttermilk and whey cream, and
      2. Milk in concentrated, dried or reconstituted form and any product referred to in subparagraph (i) in concentrated, dried or reconstituted form;
    • With respect to cheese, any of the following products, namely:
      1. Party skimmed milk, skim milk, cream, buttermilk, whey and whey cream,
      2. Milk in concentrated, dried, frozen or reconstituted form and any product referred to in in subparagraph (i) in concentrated, dried, frozen or reconstituted form,
      3. Butter, butter oil and whey butter
      4. Any constituent of milk – other than water – singly or in combination with other constituents of milk, and
      5. Whey protein concentrate.

Milk Solids

Means [2, DPR]

  1. in respect of a dairy product, other than cheese, for which a grade or standard is established under the DPR, any constituent of milk - other than water or casein - singly or in combination with other constituents of milk, that has not been altered in its chemical composition, and
  2. in respect of cheese, any constituent of milk - other than water - singly or in combination with other constituents of milk.

Packaged Cheese

The product resulting from the comminuting and mixing of one or more lots of cheese with the aid of heat or emulsifying agents, and includes prepackaged cream cheese and prepackaged cream cheese products, prepackaged grated cheese and prepackaged grated cheese product [2, DPR].

Packed in Bulk

With respect to a dairy product, means a dairy product that has been placed directly into a container for the purpose of storing, shipping or marketing where the product is not ordinarily sold to or used or purchased by a consumer without being repackaged [2, DPR].

Partly-Skimmed Milk Powder

Partly-skimmed milk in powder form [2, DPR].

Pasteurized

With respect to a dairy product, means that the product or that the milk product from which it was made was subjected, under controlled conditions, to heat at a temperature and for a time sufficient to destroy all of the pathogenic types of micro-organisms and most of the other organisms present [2, DPR].

Prepackaged

With respect to a dairy product, means a dairy product that is packaged in a container in such a manner that it is ordinarily sold to or used or purchased by a consumer without being repackaged [2, DPR].

Ultrafiltered

In relation to milk, partly skimmed milk or skim milk, means that the milk, partly skimmed milk or skim milk has been subjected to a process in which it is passed over one or more semi-permeable membranes to partially remove water, lactose, minerals and water-soluble vitamins without altering the whey protein to casein ratio and that results in a liquid product [2, DPR; B.08.001.1, FDR].

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