Labelling Requirements for Dairy Products
Percent (%) Milk Fat and Moisture Declarations

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Milk Fat

The percentage of milk fat followed by the words "milk fat" or the abbreviations "B.F" or "M.F." must be shown on the principal display panel (definition) of certain dairy products when prepackaged for the consumer. The Percent (%) Milk Fat and Moisture Declarations table below outlines which dairy products are required to carry the percent milk fat declaration.

Certain dairy products packed in bulk are also required to declare the percentage of milk fat, as outlined in paragraph 20(1)(k) of the DPR and section B.08.074 of the FDR.

Moisture

In addition to percent milk fat, certain dairy products, when prepackaged for the consumer, must also declare the percentage of moisture in the food on the principal display panel followed by the words "moisture" or "water" (e.g. "31% M.F. and 39% Moisture"). The Percent (%) Milk Fat and Moisture Declarations table below outlines which dairy products are required to carry the percent moisture declaration.

Table: Percent (%) Milk Fat and Moisture Declarations

Percent (%) Milk Fat and Moisture Table
Dairy Product % Milk Fat or Moisture Declaration References (DPR & FDR)
(Naming the variety) cheese Both 68(1)(b), DPR
B.08.032(1)(a), FDR
Calorie-reduced butter Milk Fat 19(1)(e), DPR
Cheddar cheese Both 19(1)(d), DPR 
B.08.032(1)(b), FDR
Cheese curd Both 68(1)(b), DPR
Cold-pack (naming the variety) cheese Both B.08.032(1)(o), FDR
Cold-pack (naming the variety) cheese with (naming the added ingredients) Both B.08.032(1)(p), FDR
Cold-pack cheese food Both B.08.032(1)(q), FDR
Cold-pack cheese food with (naming the added ingredients) Both B.08.032(1)(r), FDR
Concentrated partly-skimmed milk Milk Fat 68(1)(c), DPR
Cottage cheese Milk Fat 68(1)(c), DPR
B.08.074(1)(b), FDR
Cream cheese Both B.08.032(1)(c), FDR
Cream cheese with (naming the added ingredients) Both B.08.032(1)(f), FDR
Cream cheese spread Both B.08.032(1)(g), FDR
Cream cheese spread with (naming the added ingredients) Both B.08.032(1)(h), FDR
Creamed cottage cheese Milk Fat 68(1)(c), DPR
B.08.074(1)(c), FDR
Dairy spread Milk Fat 19(1)(e), DPR
Evaporated partly-skimmed milk Milk Fat 68(1)(c), DPR
Partly-skimmed milk powder Milk Fat 19(1)(e), DPR
Processed (naming the variety) cheese Both B.08.032(1)(i), FDR
Processed (naming the variety) cheese with (naming the added ingredients) Both B.08.032(1)(j), FDR
Processed cheese food Both B.08.032(1)(k), FDR
Processed cheese food with (naming the added ingredients) Both B.08.032(1)(l), FDR
Processed cheese spread Both B.08.032(1)(m), FDR
Processed cheese spread with (naming the added ingredients) Both B.08.032(1)(n), FDR
Sterilized cream Milk Fat 68(1)(c), DPR
Whey cheese Both 68(1)(b), DPR
B.08.032(1)(d), FDR
(Naming the variety) whey cheese Both 68(1)(b), DPR
B.08.032(1)(e), FDR
Yogurt Milk Fat B.08.074(1)(a), FDR
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