Milk and Milk Products

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Codex Committee on Milk and Milk Products (Host Government - New Zealand)

The Codex Committee on Milk and Milk Products (CCMMP) is responsible for establishing international codes and standards for milk and milk products.

Existing Codex Standards

Codex Standards on Milk and Milk Products* already adopted into the international food code include:

Milk Standards Cheese Standards
  • Butter
  • Cream for Direct Consumption
  • Dried Milk
  • Evaporated Milks
  • Flavoured Yoghurt
  • Milk Fat Products
  • Milk Powders and Cream Powder
  • Products Heat-Treated After Fermentation
  • Sweetened Condensed Milks
  • Whey Powders
  • Yoghurt and Sweetened Yoghurt
  • Brie
  • Camembert
  • Cheddar
  • Cottage Cheese in Cream Cottage Cheese
  • Coulmmiers
  • Cream Cheese
  • Danbo
  • Edam
  • Emmentaler
  • Extra Hard Grating Cheese
  • Gouda
  • Havarti
  • Names Variety Processed Cheese and Spreadable Processed Cheese
  • Processed Cheese Preparations
  • Provolone
  • Saint Paulin
  • Samsoe
  • Tilsiter
  • Whey Cheeses

* This is an indicative list only. For a full list of standards approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, please consult its Official List of Standards.

Next Meeting

The Committee has been adjourned sine die until such a time as the Commission would require it to undertake new work.

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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