Lesson 2. LEGAL STANDARDS FOR EVAPORATED AND CONDENSED MILKS
LEGAL STANDARDS FOR EVAPORATED AND CONDENSED MILKS
The condensed and dried milks are manufactured by the commercial plants as per the legal standards prescribed by FSSA and BIS in our country.
2.2 Food Safety and Standards (Food Products and Food Additives) Regulations
2. Sweetened Condensed Milk - means the product obtained by partial removal of water from milk of Cow and/or Buffalo with the addition of sugar or a combination of sucrose with other sugars or by any other process which leads to a product of the same composition and characteristics. The fat and/ or protein content of the milk may be adjusted by addition and / or withdrawal of milk constituents in such a way as not to alter the whey protein to casein ratio of the milk being adjusted. It shall have pleasant taste and flavour free from off flavour and rancidity. It shall be free from any substance foreign to milk. It may contain food additives permitted in these regulations including Appendix A. It shall conform to the microbiological requirements prescribed in Appendix B. It shall conform to the following requirements :
2.2.1 BIS specification for condensed milk ( IS: 1166-1986 (1&3) (First Revision))
Table 2.3 BIS specification for condensed milk
Accelerated Storage Test: Incubate the sample at temperature of 38°C for 14 days. The sample shall pass the test:
i. Does not show any bulge due to positive pressure within and
ii. The product inside the can has not curdled or turned and is free from any objectionable taste, odour and sliminess.
Table 2.4 BIS specification related to the sweetened ultra high tempreature
Permitted limits for additives and microbiological counts are given as Appendix –A and B respectively.
The international standards prescribed by American Dairy products Institute (ADPI) and Codex Alimentarius can be referred on the web sites