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Milk Classification Table


Processors are charged for the raw milk components they receive. DFO invoices according to the utilization of the raw milk components (butterfat, protein and other solids) in each class and in each product.


Sorted in ascending orderMilk ClassProducts
1A
Milk used to process milk, partly-skimmed milk, skim-milk, buttermilk or milk beverages for retail sale or use in a food service premises. Milk used to process flavoured milk, flavoured partly-skimmed milk or flavoured skim-milk sold at retail or used in a food service premises. Milk used to process eggnog or dairy cordials.
1B
Milk used to process cream, table cream, double cream or whipping cream for retail sale or use in a food service premises. Milk used to process flavoured cream sold at retail or used in a food service premises.
1BII
Milk used to process fresh cream with a butterfat content of at least 32% by weight to be used in making fresh baked goods if the Canadian Dairy Commission has issued a class 1b(ii) permit for the milk.
1C
Milk used to process a new product within the categories of products referred to in class 1a or 1b.
1D
Milk used to process products within the categories of products referred to in class 1a or 1b, if the products are processed for sale in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut or for use on a cruise ship.
2
Milk used to process sour cream, yogourt, frozen yogourt, beverage yogourt, yogourt shake, ice cream, ice cream mix, ice milk, ice milk mix, sherbet, sherbet mix, frozen dairy dessert, milk shake, milk shake mix, kefir, fudge, soup mixes or Indian sweets. Unhomogenized milk sold to consumers in non-gradated containers of 20 litres or more.
2A
All types of yogurts including yogurt beverages, Kefir and Lassi, excluding frozen yogurts
2B
All types of ice cream and ice milk, ice cream mix and ice milk mix, whether frozen or not, other than frozen dairy products including frozen yogurts. All types of sour cream, fudge, pudding, soup mix, caffeinate, Indian sweets, milk shake and milk shake mix.
3A
Milk used to process cheeses other than cheeses referred to in classes 3B and 3C. Milk used to process cheese curds other than stirred curds referred to in class 3B.
3B
Milk used to process cheddar cheese and cheddar type cheeses sold fresh, stirred curd, cream cheese and creamy cheese bases or cheese mixes other than creamy cheese bases or cheese mixes used to process products referred to in another class.
3C
All types of Mozzarella. Asiago, Brick, Canadian style Muster(Muenster), Colby, Farmer, Feta, Gouda, Havarti, Jack, Monterey Jack, Parmesan, Swiss.
3D
Mozzarella cheese used in pizza prepared and cooked on site for the benefit of restaurants. Mozzarella cheese, Part skim mozzarella cheese and part skim pizza mozzarella cheese, made in Canada.
4A
Milk used to process butter, butteroil, casein, sodium caseinate, milk albumen, milk sugar, milk powders, yogourt powder or sour cream powder. Milk used to process any product not within a category of products referred to in another class.
4A1
Milk used to process infant food formulations, meal replacement products, medical recovery drinks, sport recovery drinks or weight/muscle gain formulations. Milk used to process either of rennet casein (dry or curd) or milk protein concentrate to be used in making an unstandardized processed cheese type product.
4B
Milk used to process condensed milk or sweetened condensed milk for retail sale.
4C
Milk used to process new milk products, other than new milk products within the milk product categories referred to in class 1c.
4D
Milk inventory and accountable losses at a plant.
4M
Milk used to process milk products that are processed for the surplus removal of milk or milk components and that are not exported within the limits for subsidized exports set out in Canada's Schedule to the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Agriculture if the Canadian Dairy Commission has issued a permit for the milk under the Special Milk Class Permit Program.
5A
Milk used to process cheese for further processing in Canada, other than by the confectionery sector, if the Canadian Dairy Commission has issued a permit for the milk under the Special Milk Class Permit Program.
5B
Milk used to process milk products, other than cheese, for further processing in Canada, other than by the confectionary sector, if the Canadian Dairy Commission has issued a permit for the milk under the Special Milk Class Permit Program.
5C
Milk used to process milk products for the confectionary sector if the Canadian Dairy Commission has issued a permit for the milk under the Special Milk Class Permit Program.
5D
Milk used to process milk products that are exported within the limits for subsidized exports set out in Canada's Schedule to the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Agriculture if the Canadian Dairy Commission has issued a permit for the milk under the Special Milk Class Permit Program.
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