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Skimmed Milk Powder

Commodity Code - 927
Commodity Name - Skimmed Milk Powder


General Characteristics -


• The product shall be white or white with greenish tinge to light cream in color.

• It shall be free from lumps except those that break up readily under slight pressure and shall be reasonably free from scorched particles.

• The product shall also be free from whey and butter milk.

• The flavor of the product or of the reconstituted milk shall be pleasant and clean.

• It shall be free from off flavors (may have slightly cooked but not the burnt flavor).

• It is recommended that the flavor and taste may be judged on the basis of their sensory characteristics.


Requirements for Skimmed milk Powder, Standard Grade


Sl. No. Characteristics Standard Grade Extra Grade
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 Moisture, percent by mass, Max 4.0 3.5
2 Total solids (milk solids and added salts), percent, by mass, Min. 96.0 96.0
3 Milk fat. percent by mass., Max 1.5 1.25
4 Insolubility index, ml, Max.
(a) Roller dried 15.0 0.5
(b) Spray dried 1.5 0.5
5 Total ash (on dry basis),percent by mass, max 8.2 8.2
6 Titratable acidity (as lactic acid), percent by mass, Max. 1.5 1.5
6 Scorched particles, mg, Max   15.0
S. No. Parameter Skimmed Milk Powder
1 Moisture*, maximum, %, (m/m) 5.0
2 Milk fat, %, (m/m), maximum 1.5
3 Milk protein** in milk solids-not-fat, minimum, %, (m/m) 34.0
4 Titrable acidity, maximum (ml 0.1 NaOH for 10 g - solids-not-fat) 18.0
5 Insolubility Index, maximum, ml 2.0
6 Total ash, maximum, % (m/m), on moisture and fat free basis 9.3
7 Scorched particles, maximum Disc B


* The moisture content does not include water of crystallization of the lactose; the milk solids-not-fat content includes water of crystallization of the lactose.

** Protein content is 6.38 multiplied by the total nitrogen determined.


Shelf Life 12 Months
Initial Validity of e NWR 06 Months
Extension of e NWR Validity 03 Months
Number of Extensions 02 (2X3 months)
Weight Tolerance NA