Help Print this page 
Title and reference
Preserved milk

Summaries of EU legislation: direct access to the main summaries page.
Multilingual display
Text

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

Act

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 2001/114/EC

17.1.2002

17.7.2003

OJ L 15 of 17.1.2002

Amending act(s)

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 2007/61/EC

7.10.2007

31.8.2008

OJ L 258 of 4.10.2007

RELATED ACTS

Regulation (EU) No 1021/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 1999/4/EC and 2000/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Directives 2001/111/EC, 2001/113/EC and 2001/114/EC as regards the powers to be conferred on the Commission [Official Journal L 287 of 29.10.2013].

This regulation aligns the existing Commission implementing powers provided for in the five so-called breakfast directives with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and in particular with Article 290 which allows the Commission to adopt delegated acts.

Last updated: 29.04.2014

Top