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Posted by: justine | 2012/04/11

NEW LABELLING LEGISLATION

Why is the word " fresh"  not defined in the new legislation relating to food labeling? Can pasteurised milk which is considered " processed"  according to the new regulations been labelled " fresh" , surely fresh denotes " raw"  / " unprocessed" ?

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Dear Justine
It is important to understand that more than one set of legislation applies to food products. In the case of milk the specific Agricultural legislation and descriptions also apply. Agricultural Acts also apply to meat, fish, grains, etc. So because most of the milk that is consumed in liquid form is pasteurised nowadays (for purposes of ensuring public safety and to make it possible to transport it without spoiling), it is called "fresh" in contrast to canned evaporated milk and freeze-dried milk.
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Our users say:
Posted by: Davey | 2012/05/16

where can one get help with labeling a new food product?

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012/04/11

Dear Justine
It is important to understand that more than one set of legislation applies to food products. In the case of milk the specific Agricultural legislation and descriptions also apply. Agricultural Acts also apply to meat, fish, grains, etc. So because most of the milk that is consumed in liquid form is pasteurised nowadays (for purposes of ensuring public safety and to make it possible to transport it without spoiling), it is called "fresh" in contrast to canned evaporated milk and freeze-dried milk.
Best regards
DietDoc

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