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Dairy Facts 2016

Dairy Exporters to EU Must Register Online by March 1

Feb 07, 2018

IDFA is reminding manufacturers and processors eligible to ship dairy products to the European Union (EU) to apply for inclusion on the EU Dairy List through the Food and Drug Administration’s Dairy Listing Module (DLM) by March 1. All firms must apply by this deadline to obtain the export certificates necessary to ship dairy products to the EU.

On July 25, 2016, FDA launched the DLM, which is an electronic system to facilitate applications for U.S. manufacturers and processors of milk products to be included on lists of firms eligible to export to the EU, as well as China and Chile. These foreign countries use the lists to identify U.S. manufacturers and processors that are eligible to ship dairy products to their countries. FDA previously compiled the lists from written applications but decided to move the application process online to accelerate and simplify the listing process for companies.

FDA has fully moved its lists for China and Chile into the DLM. Companies on these lists have already been asked to add their information through the module and there are no deadlines to make changes or apply. The lists are updated biennially.

Dairy industry professionals may use existing login information or create a new account on FDA’s website to add company information to the module.

For more information, contact Beth Hughes, IDFA director of international affairs, at

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