IS 14542:1998

In this competitive scenario, it isn't easy to survive in the market without a standard quality and certified product. BIS license may also be required to sell products in the Indian market.

To get BIS certification and produce a standard quality product, the manufacturer must ensure that their product must follow the specified Indian standard.
Let's take a closer look at IS 14542:1998 for Partly Skimmed Milk Powder.

Partly Skimmed Milk Powder is covered under IS 14542:1998. The Bureau of Indian Standards adopted this Indian Standard after the Food and Agriculture Division Council approved the draft finalized by the Dairy Products and Equipment Sectional Committee. This standard specifies the requirements, sampling, and testing method for partly skimmed milk powder.

Partly Skimmed Milk Powder is a spray-dried milk powder made by removing the water from whole milk after removing half of the cream. It can be used in place of regular or whole milk. Dried milk products have become an essential component of the producer and consumer supply chain. Spray/Roller drying of fresh skimmed cow or buffalo milk, or a combination thereof, shall be used to make Partly Skim Milk Powder.

The material shall be of the following two types:

  1. Type I: Partly Skimmed Milk Powder
  2. Type II: Partly Skimmed Milk Powder (Sour)

The colour of the product must be white or white with a greenish tint to light cream. It must be clear of lumps, except those that break up easily under light pressure. Extraneous substances, additional colours, and flavours are prohibited in the product. Calcium chloride, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium salts of orthophosphoric acid, and polyphosphoric acid may be added to Type I products in amounts not exceeding 0.3 percent by mass of the finished product.

The Type II product may also contain sodium bicarbonate as a neutralizer, provided that the final product is labelled as 'Unfit for Direct Consumption.' The product must be manufactured and packed in hygienic conditions.


The following test shall be carried out for partly skimmed milk powder.

  • Moisture %
  • Flavour and taste
  • Hygienic conditions
  • Total Solids
  • Milk Fat %
  • Insolubility index
  • Total ash (on dry basis) %
  • Bacterial count
  • Coliform count

The product must also meet the requirements of the standard. The material shall be packed and marked in accordance with IS 14542:1998. The Standard Mark (ISI Mark) may also be applied to the product. The manufacturer must obtain a BIS license from the Bureau of Indian Standards to use a standard mark (ISI Mark). The Bureau grants a license based on a successful assessment of a manufacturer's manufacturing infrastructure, production process, and quality control and testing capabilities during a visit to its manufacturing premises.

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