Regulation - Other

Amendment to R.R.O. 1990 Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations Packing and Marking) under the Milk Act to change the classes of milk in Ontario to be consistent with the national classification system.

Regulation Number(s):
R.R. O. 1990, Reg. 753
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Other
Bill or Act:
Milk Act
Summary of Decision:
The regulatory amendment to Regulation 753 was approved by the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission on December 16, 2009 and filed with the Registrar of Regulations on December 17, 2009. The revised amendment came into force on February 1, 2010.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
December 21, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
In Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking) under the Milk Act, the various classes of milk are established. Milk is classified (and priced) according to its end use. The classes in Ontario are established to be consistent with the Canadian Harmonized Milk Classification System.

Under Regulation 753, Ontario describes the milk used in two products: “flavoured milk” – Class 1a; and “flavoured cream” – Class 1b.

Previously, the classification prescribed that 90% of the ingredients in “flavoured milk” were Class 1a milk. Similarly, 90% of the ingredients in “flavoured cream” were Class 1b milk.

In the spring of 2009, the Canadian Milk Supply Management committee directed that the milk used in flavoured milk and flavoured cream should be determined by the actual amount of Class 1a or Class 1b milk used in a specific recipe, rather than a standard 90% for all such products.

The Dairy Farmers of Ontario and the Ontario Dairy Council both supported the harmonization of the Ontario classification in Regulation 753 with that of the Canadian system. The amendment to Regulation 753 ensures that Ontario’s milk classification system is consistent with the national system.
Contact Address:
Paul Glenney
Marketing Analyst
1 Stone Road West, Guelph ON N1G 4Y2
Effective Date:
February 1, 2010