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Labelling requirements for dairy products
Percent (%) milk fat and moisture declarations

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 of certain dairy products. The percent (%) milk fat and moisture declarations table below outlines which dairy products are required to carry the percent milk fat declaration.

Moisture

In addition to percent milk fat, certain dairy products must also declare the percentage of moisture in the food on the principal display panel followed by the words "moisture" or "water" (for example, "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.

Unless otherwise specified, the declarations apply to prepackaged dairy products.

Table: percent (%) milk fat and moisture declarations

Percent (%) milk fat and moisture table
Dairy product % milk fat or moisture declaration References (SFCR and FDR)
(Naming the variety) cheese Both 248(a), 248(b), SFCR
B.08.032(1)(a), FDR
Buttermilk powder: prepackaged other than consumer prepackaged Milk fat 247(b), SFCR
Calorie-reduced butter Milk fat 246(c), SFCR
Cheddar cheese Both B.08.032(1)(b), FDR
Cheese curd: consumer prepackaged Both 248(a), 248(b), SFCR
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 248(b), SFCR
B.08.008(c), FDR
Cottage cheese Milk fat 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 B.08.074(1)(c), FDR
Dairy spread Milk fat 246(c), SFCR
Evaporated partly skimmed milk Milk fat 248(b), SFCR B.08.008(c), FDR
Partly skimmed milk powder Milk fat 246(c), SFCR
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
Whey cheese Both B.08.032(1)(d), FDR
(Naming the variety) whey cheese Both B.08.032(1)(e), FDR
Yogurt Milk fat B.08.074(1)(a), FDR
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