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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AI42 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Cheeses and Related Cheese Products; Proposal to Permit the Use of Ultrafiltered Milk 

On October 19, 2005, FDA issued a proposed rule, entitled Cheeses and Related Cheese Products; Proposal to Permit the Use of Ultrafiltered Milk (70 FR 60751). The final rule will amend our regulations to provide for the use of fluid ultrafiltered milk and fluid ultrafiltered nonfat milk in the manufacture of standardized cheeses and related cheese products. We tentatively concluded that the proposed rule will promote honesty and fair dealing in the interest of consumers and, to the extent practicable, achieve consistency with existing international standards of identity for cheese and related cheese products. We issued the proposed rule in response to two citizen petitions. In 2017, we issued an enforcement discretion guidance. We reopened the comment period on the proposed rule to obtain current views of stakeholders and industry practices on a narrow set of issues and to invite comment on specific issues.



Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 21 CFR 133   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321    21 U.S.C. 341    21 U.S.C. 343    21 U.S.C. 348    21 U.S.C. 371    21 U.S. C. 379e   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/19/2005  70 FR 60751   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/07/2006 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  12/11/2007  72 FR 70251   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  02/11/2008 
NPRM Comment Period Reopening  12/03/2019  84 FR 71834   
NPRM Comment Period Reopening End  03/30/2020 
NPRM Comment Period Reopening  04/15/2020  85 FR 20891   
NPRM Comment Period Reopening End  08/13/2020 
Final Rule  10/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Daniel Reese
Food Technologist
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway,
College Park, MD 20740
Phone:240 402-2126