USDA Issues Final Rule Amending Fluid Milk Definition

US - The US Department of Agriculture today issued a final rule amending the definition of Class I fluid milk products in all Federal milk marketing orders effective January 1, 2011.
calendar icon 25 August 2010
clock icon 1 minute read

These amendments, which were approved by producers, maintain the current 6.5 per cent nonfat milk solid standard and incorporates an alternative 2.25 per cent true milk protein criterion to determine whether a product meets the compositional standard for fluid milk products.

This rule also amends the fluid milk product definition to provide exemptions for drinkable yogurt products containing at least 20 per cent yogurt (by weight), kefir, and products intended to be meal replacements. The decision clarifies how milk and milk-derived ingredients should be priced under all Federal milk marketing orders when used in fluid milk products.

The final rule appears in today’s Federal Register and becomes effective January 1, 2011.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

TheCattleSite News Desk

© 2000 - 2023 - Global Ag Media. All Rights Reserved | No part of this site may be reproduced without permission.