Dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt are now widely available in the UK.
However, it is only the sale of these products which falls within the purview of legislation.
In some parts of the UK, including London, some foods are considered to be dairy products even though they are not.
This is because they are eaten with milk or other dairy products such that the fat content of the milk, which is the main component, is not counted as part of the total fat content.
This is because the fat is derived from a type of protein called whey, which has been used in the manufacture of milk.
Whilst there is no doubt that some dairy products are dairy products they are also not covered by the law.
As a result, there is a need for a comprehensive approach to the regulation of these foods.
The law applies to any food that contains milk, whey or any other fat, or that is made from milk, milk products or whey.
The regulations that apply to dairy products include:• Milk and whey products and any food containing milk are defined as dairy products.• The definition of dairy products includes any food, other than a milk product, that contains more than 30 per cent milk fat.• Products containing more than 5 per cent fat, such as yoghurts, are defined for the purposes of this definition.• Foods containing more per cent than 30 g of fat are defined only as food products that contain more than 20 per cent of the following ingredients: fat, sugar, salt, water, sodium and/or calcium.• Dairy products which contain more that 5 per per cent oil, such a cheese or cream, are also considered to contain more fat than food products which do not contain more oil.• Any food containing more fat, except milk, is also considered as dairy if it contains more oil than food which does not contain it.• Food containing more sugar than the amount of fat is considered to have more fat if it has more than 0.5 per cent sugar.• It is possible to have two different definitions of the same product.
The definition of a food that is milk and wheys has been developed to give greater certainty for consumers.
WhatsApp for Business and the Food Standards Agency have developed a model that provides a way of estimating the proportion of fat in the product and to assist the food manufacturers in making their product more appealing to consumers.
The model also uses the following criteria to help predict the number of grams of fat per serving of food:• There are a maximum of four grams of food per serving, the minimum being three.• There is no fat in more than 1.5 grams of milk, but more than 15 grams of whey is present.• If a serving contains less than three grams of sugar or less than 0 of fat, it has no fat.
This model is used to predict the fat contents in the milk and cheese products sold in the supermarkets.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has developed the Milk and Cheese Products Directive to ensure that the Government recognises that dairy products do contain milk fat, while ensuring that milk fat is properly labelled.
The dairy products Directive includes an additional section that provides guidance on the regulation and assessment of milk fat content and dairy products in the context of the food and drink industry.
The guidance provides guidance for food manufacturers to ensure their products comply with the regulation, as well as ensuring the milk fat levels are accurate and accurate in relation to other foods and beverages.
The HSE also developed a system that allows food manufacturers and retailers to track milk fat contents for use by consumers in relation the dairy products regulations.