Ingredient Resource Center

Dry Whole Milk

Dry Whole Milk (DWM) is the product resulting from the removal of water from milk and contains not less than 26%, but less than 40% milkfat and not more than 5.0% moisture (as determined by weight of moisture on a milk solids-not-fat basis). It is usually obtained by the partial removal of water from pasteurized milk, which also may have been homogenized. 

Primary DWM products are those have 26.0% and 28.5% milkfat. DWM for human consumption complies with all provisions of the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Please note that in the coming months, ADPI members will have the availability to log-in and access all product standards information. In the interim, to obtain the Products Standards Book, or if you have questions, contact Dan Meyer at dmeyer@adpi.org.

DWM shall be sweet, pleasing and desirable. It may possess a slight feed flavor and a definite cooked flavor. It shall be free from undesirable flavors. The product shall be white or light cream in color, free from lumps that do not break up under slight pressure, and practically free from visible dark particles. The reliquefied product shall be free from graininess.

Reconstituted Standard Grade DWM shall be sweet and pleasing. It may possess the following flavors to a slight degree: bitter, oxidized, scorched, stage and storage; and to a definite degree: a feed flavor and cooked. It shall be free from undesirable flavors. The product shall be white or light cream in color, but may possess a slight unnatural color, shall be free from lumps that do not break up under moderate pressure, and shall be reasonably free from visible dark particles. The reconstituted product shall be reasonably free from graininess.

Applications include confectionery, bakery products, packaged dry mixes, dairy products, soups, sauces, frozen foods, and beverage use.

Product should be stored and shipped in a cool, dry environment with temperatures below 80°F and relative humidity below 65%. Stocks should be rotated and utilized within 6-12 months.

Multiwall kraft bags with polyethylene inner liner or other approved closed container – i.e., “tote bins,” etc. Product also packaged in smaller sizes for retail sale.

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