Brazil: Public Consultation – Proposal for a Mercosur Technical Regulation on Identity and Quality of UHT Milk

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture issued Regulation No. 576, proposing to establish characteristics and quality standards for UHT (Ultra-high Temperature) sterilized milk. The feedback period is 60 days. The main contents are as follows:

(1) Determined the characteristics and minimum quality characteristics that UHT sterilized milk must conform to;

(2) UHT sterilized milk means milk homogenized and packaged under aseptic conditions after heat treatment at 135℃ for 10 seconds, or up to 150℃ for 2 seconds, or equivalent combination of temperature and time.