What is different in the new regulation?
According to the new dairy and imitation dairy products Regulation R260, one of the important changes is that the fat classes for milk have been redefined. The new fat classes will give consumers more choice when buying dairy products.
The most notable change is that a medium-fat class has been introduced. Milk in this class has a fat content of 1.5% to 3.3%. Previously, low-fat milk was classified as having 0.5% to 2.5% fat. According to the new definition, the fat content of low-fat milk should now be 0.5% to 1.5%. Therefore, 2% milk will no longer be classified as low-fat, but as 2% medium-fat milk.