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France releases 2019 butter and milk fat quality inspection report

Anhydrous Milk Fat (Butter oil)
Published Jan 4, 2024

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The French Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and Anti-Fraud released the "2019 Butter and Milk Fat Quality Sampling Report" on December 29, 2023, which shows that 16 out of 89 analyzed samples from 129 companies failed, with an abnormality rate of 18%. The main reasons for failure included inadequate salt in salted butter, unauthorized use of milk fat in certain types of high-quality butter, and excessive moisture and insufficient salt content in some samples. More details can be found at https://www.economie.gouv.fr/dgccrf/anomalies-dans-la-composition-et-letiquetage-des-beurres-et-matieres-grasses-laitieres.
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On December 29, 2023, the French Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and Anti-Fraud (DGCCRF) released the "2019 Butter and Milk Fat Quality Sampling Report". The report shows that France inspected butter and milk fat from 129 companies (including traders and importers) in 2019. A total of 89 laboratory analyzes were conducted on our products, 16 of which failed, with an abnormality rate of 18%. The main reasons for failure include: ​ (1) Salted butter or semi-salted butter does not contain enough salt; ​ (2) Use of milk fat other than butter and unauthorized use in certain types of high-quality butter; repeated anomalies in the composition and labeling of butter (information provided on butter labels may constitute deceptive business practices); ​ (3) The moisture content of 15% of ...
Source: Foodmate
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