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Preserved milk

Partly or wholly dehydrated preserved milk for human consumption must comply with the specific provisions laid down in Directive 2001/113/EC. These provisions supplement the general rules on labelling foodstuffs provided for by European legislation.

ACT

Council Directive 2001/114/EC of 20 December 2001 relating to certain partly or wholly dehydrated preserved milk for human consumption [See amending act(s)].

SUMMARY

Preserved milk is defined on the basis of its composition and the preparation processes it undergoes, with the aim of promoting a correct and non-misleading commercial use of their designations.

Preserved milk

The products covered by this Directive are:

  • partly dehydrated milk (sweetened or not);
  • wholly dehydrated milk (containing different percentages of fats).

Furthermore, the Directive defines the specific designations used in certain countries and certain languages (see Annex II to the Directive).

Labelling

Marketing of the products governed by this Directive must comply with the Directive on the labelling and presentation of foodstuffs. The labelling on preserved milk must state:

  • the percentage of fat (except for condensed milk, sweetened condensed partly skimmed milk, and dried skimmed milk);
  • the percentage of fat-free dried milk extract (for the different types of partially dehydrated milk);
  • the method of dilution or reconstitution (for dehydrated milk);
  • that the product ‘is not intended as a food for infants under twelve months’ (for dehydrated milk).

REFERENCES

ActEntry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal

Directive 2001/114/EC

17.1.2002

17.7.2003

OJ L 15 of 17.1.2002

Amending act(s)Entry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal

Directive 2007/61/EC

7.10.2007

31.8.2008

OJ L 258 of 4.10.2007

Last updated: 12.10.2011
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