Facts

SASKATCHEWAN MILK CLASSIFICATIONS

(a) >class 1a milk= means milk and specialty milk in its liquid form and includes whole milk, 2% milk, 1% milk, skim milk, modified enriched milk, kosher milk, all types of U.H.T. milk, buttermilk, 80% eggnog, cordials, acidophilus milk, kefir, 90% chocolate milk, flavoured drink and condensed milk to be reconstituted as fluid millk;

(b)>class 1b milk= means cream in liquid form and includes whipping cream, 18% cream, 10% cream and all types of U.H.T. cream;

(c)>class 1c milk= means new fluid milk products for retail and food service as approved by the provincial authorities;

(d)>class 2 milk= means milk used in the manufacture of sour cream, yogurt, cultured products, ice cream, frozen yogurt or other frozen products, meal replacement beverages, soup bases, puddings, whipped milk or infant formulas;

(e)>class 3a milk= means milk used in the manufacture of cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, fresh curd or any other cheese that, in the opinion of the board, is a specialty cheese;

(f)>class 3b milk= means milk used in the manufacture of cheddar cheese, light cheddar cheese, kosher cheddar cheese, stirred curd, cream cheese, creamy cheese bases or cheese mixes;

(g)>class 4a milk= means milk used in the manufacture of all types of butter, all types of milk powder, casein, caseinate, condensed milk as an ingredient in the food industry,  butter oil and any other milk products not mentioned in this section except new products mentioned in paragraph (j)(i)(B);

(g.1) ‘class 4a(i) milk’ means milk used for the manufacture of rennet casein, skim milk powder or milk protein concentrate to be used in the manufacture of final, non-standardized products in the processed cheese category;

(h)>class 4b milk= means milk used in the manufacture of condensed milk and sweetened condensed milk for retail sale;

(i)>class 4c milk= means milk used in the manufacture of products that are classified by the board as new to the Saskatchewan market;

(j)>class 4d milk= means milk:

(i)                  that is used:

(A)   in the manufacture of processed animal feed; or

(B)   a new product that has not yet been classified by the board; or

(ii)               that is  involved in inventory,  plant losses or fluid returns;

(j.1) ‘class 4d(i) milk’ means milk used for inventory adjustments for interprovincial milk movement purposes; (j.2)  ‘class 4m milk’ means milk used for sleeve production, structural surplus and over quota production within the meaning of the Comprehensive Milk Marketing Plan issued by the commission pursuant to the Canadian Dairy Commission Act. 

(k)>class 5a milk= means milk used for further processing of cheese products pursuant to a Special Class permit;

(l)>class 5b milk= means milk used for further processing of non-cheese products pursuant to a Special Class permit;

(m)>class 5c milk= means milk used for confectionary products pursuant to a Special Class permit;

(n)>class 5d milk= means milk used for processing products not included in class 5a, 5b or 5c;