Amendment to Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking) under the Milk Act.
R.R. O. 1990, Reg. 753
Regulation - Other
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission amended R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking), made under the Milk Act, to establish a new class for milk used to process certain skim milk ingredients and products.
The amendment will allow the dairy industry to implement an Ontario dairy ingredient strategy. Additional amendments to Regulation 753 may be required if a national dairy ingredient strategy is developed.
The amendments to Regulation 753 are effective on April 1, 2016.
November 4, 2015
Summary of Proposal:
In Ontario, the price of cow's milk is regulated under the Milk Act and the regulations made under the Act. DFO has asked the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission to establish a milk class in Regulation 753 for milk used to process certain milk ingredients and milk products to facilitate a more competitive pricing of skim milk solids.
The Milk Act and the regulations under the Act are administered by the Commission. A table of milk classes is set out in s. 11 of Regulation 753. These milk classes are based on the type of milk and milk products produced (fluid milk, cheese, yogurt etc.).
DFO is a provincial marketing board established under the Milk Act and has the authority to establish milk prices that dairy processors pay for cow's milk. DFO sets milk prices for each of the milk classes in Regulation 753.
A milk class will be established and used to competitively price milk used to process a comprehensive list of milk ingredients dealing primarily with skim milk solids. This non-contingent ingredient class will include skim milk solids in all forms that can be used as ingredients, including but not limited to skim milk, skim milk powder, ultra-filtered and diafiltered milk, whole milk powder and condensed or evaporated milk (not for retail). In establishing this class, certain milk products will be moved from existing classes into this class.
The Commission recognizes that industry discussions that are currently ongoing, may result in an agreement on a national ingredient strategy. This may result in some subsequent changes to the definition of the ingredient class as set out in the regulation.
Name: John Fitzgerald
Title: Marketing Analyst
Branch: Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission
Address: 1 Stone Road West, Guelph ON N1G 4Y2
April 1, 2016