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Preserved Milk

EU Legislation

Council Directive 2001/114/EC (OJ L15, p19, 17/01/2002 ) of 20 December 2001 relating to certain partly or wholly dehydrated preserved milk for human consumption

Amended by

  • Council Directive 2007/61/EC (OJ L258, p27, 04/10/2007 ) of 26 September 2007 amending Directive 2001/114/EC relating to certain partly or wholly dehydrated preserved milk for human consumption

First Commission Directive 79/1067/EEC (OJ L327, p29, 24/12/1979) of 13 November 1979 laying down Community methods of analysis for testing certain partly or wholly dehydrated preserved milk for human consumption

First Commission Directive 87/524/EEC (OJ L306, p24, 28/10/1987) of 6 October 1987 laying down Community methods of sampling for chemical analysis for the monitoring of preserved milk products

National Legislation 

European Communities (Dehydrated Preserved Milk) Regulations, (S. I. No. 298 of 2003)

Amended by

The Regulations set down the rules relating to partly or wholly dehydrated preserved milk for human consumption. It details compositional requirements for different types of dehydrated milk, the use of reserved descriptions, manufacturing specifications and the labelling of such products.

Partly dehydrated milk is defined as "the liquid product, whether or not sweetened, obtained directly by the partial removal of water from milk, from wholly or partly skimmed milk or from a mixture of these products, which may have an admixture of cream or of wholly dehydrated milk or both, the addition of wholly dehydrated milk not to exceed, in the finished products, 25 % of total milk solids" .

Totally dehydrated milk is defined as "the solid product, where the water content does not exceed 5 % by weight of the finished product, obtained directly by the removal of water from milk, from wholly or partly skimmed milk, from cream or from a mixture of these products."

From the 31st August 2008 the following definitions ( in Council Directive 2007/61/EC) will apply:

Partly dehydrated milk means the liquid product, whether or not sweetened, obtained by the partial removal of water from milk, from wholly or partly skimmed milk or from a mixture of these products, which may have an admixture of cream or of wholly dehydrated milk or both, the addition of wholly dehydrated milk not to exceed, in the finished products, 25 % of total milk solids.’.

‘Totally dehydrated milk’, means the solid product, where the water content does not exceed 5 % by weight of the finished product, obtained by the removal of water from milk, from wholly or partly skimmed milk, from cream or from a mixture of these products.’.

The general labelling provisions ofDirective 2000/13/EC apply in addition to the specific requirements set out in Directive 2001/114/EC as amended . The labelling must state the percentage of milk fat (except in the case of condensed skimmed milk, sweetened condensed skimmed milk and dried skimmed milk or skimmed-milk powder) and the percentage of fat-free dried milk extract in the case of the partly dehydrated milk. These particulars must appear near the trade name.

In the case of totally dehydrated milk, the label must state the recommendations as to the method of dilution or reconstitution, including details of the fat content of the product thus diluted or reconstituted.

The labelling of totally dehydrated milk must state that the product is ‘not intended as a food for infants under 12 months'.

Last reviewed: 13/3/2009

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