Brazil: Public Consultation – Proposal for a Mercosur Technical Regulation on the use of starch in very high moisture cheeses

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil published in the Official Gazette SDA Regulation No. 577, the technical regulation draft on the starch addition to cheese.

The main content of the draft regulation is: it is proposed to allow starch and modified starch to be used as raw materials in cheese with water content greater than or equal to 55g/100g, and the maximum amount of final product is 1% (mass fraction). The regulation, which applies to domestic and imported Brazilian products, will be open for comment for 60 days.