The Consumer Education Project of Milk SA

Dairy Health Forum

The Consumer Education Project introduces the new dairy health forum on the reclassification of dairy products in South African.

The reclassification of dairy products was introduced end of March 2016. Jompie Burger of the Dairy Standard Agency, our expert for this FORUM, explains what the reclassification means to consumers and industry.  Download all the questions in a PDF file.

Latest Questions

What is different in the new regulation?

What is different in the new regulation?

According to the new dairy and imitation dairy products Regulation R260, one of the important change...
How are the new fat classes defined?

How are the new fat classes defined?

The following table outlines the new fat classes for milk. ...
What is the protein content of milk in the different fat classes?

What is the protein content of milk in the different fat classes?

Regulation 260 stipulates a minimum protein content of 3% in milk, calculated for fat-free milk. Typ...
What is the carbohydrate content of milk?

What is the carbohydrate content of milk?

The carbohydrate (lactose) content of milk is typically 4.8%, but can vary between 4.7% and 5.0% acr...
Does the new regulation also apply to yoghurt and cheese?

Does the new regulation also apply to yoghurt and cheese?

Yes, the redefinition of the fat-classes also affects other dairy products. Regulation 260 provides ...
Why was the regulation revised?

Why was the regulation revised?

The changes are a result of factors such as technological advances, new product innovation due to re...
Dairy Health Forum
Jompie Burger
Jompie Burger

Dairy Standard Agency

Jompie Burger from the Dairy Standard Agency
www.dairystandard.co.za

Jompie Burger is the Managing Director of the Dairy Standard Agency (DSA), an independent non-profit organisation which primary objective is to promote dairy quality (product composition) and safety in the interest of the industry and the consumer.