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Ref. Ares(2018)4147635 - 07/08/2018
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FW: List of UHT milk supplier and specifications for tender for Syria : EU 30 mln
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SPE_DAIMLK010-Milk_V16 0 draft2.docx
Dear 
 
 
Here you have it! 
 
Best 
 
 
 
 
European Commission 
DG ECHO - European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations 
Unit B2 – Emergency Support Inside EU 

 
Tel: 32.2.29 
 
E-mail: 
@ec.europa.eu  
 
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Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 4:09 PM 
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Subject: RE: List of UHT milk supplier and specifications for tender for Syria : EU 30 mln 
 
Dear 
 
 
As promised, please find attached the amended specifications, which take into consideration your feedback, 
as well as feedback from European suppliers and some constraints imposed by the Syrian legislation. 
 
Please note that we have moved away from the UHT mention in the specification as Syria is quite strict on 
its definition of UHT process and that’s the reason why we are proposing to call the product “FULL FAT 
MILK” without mentioning UHT. I do hope that this will not be an issue for you since we need to bridge the 
legislations of different countries. Please also find below the answers to your other questions, in red
  
•  Where does the definition of milk (point 3) come from? It does not seem to correspond to any 
Codex standard nor to DG AGRI legislation? Definition has been adjusted based on codex definition
•  What is the purpose for defining "pasteurised milk", while the specification relates to UHT milk? 
Definition has been removed 
•  Where do the composition requirements and the terms "full fat milk, fat reduced milk and fat free 
milk" set out in table 1 come from? DG AGRI legislation (Regulation 1308/2013) fixes the following 
fat content provisions in Annex VII, part III: The category defines in WFP specification are generic 
and based on Syrian standard. As mentioned in the specification: ”Please refer to contract 
requirement for fat level and type of milk” meaning that as there is some differences between 
standard, the level of fat required will be done on case to case basis. In that case we plan to 
import to Syria whole milk with 3% fat to fulfill requirement of the destination country where 
product will be consumed. 
(b) whole milk: heat-treated milk which, with respect to fat content, meets one of the following 
requirements: 
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(i)                  standardised whole milk: milk with a fat content of at least 3,50 % (m/m). However, 
Member States may provide for an additional category of whole milk with a fat content 
of 4,00 % (m/m) or above;  
(ii)                non-standardised whole milk: milk with a fat content that has not been altered since 
the milking stage either by the addition or removal of milk fats or by mixture with milk 
the natural fat content of which has been altered. However, the fat content may not be 
less than 3,50 %
 (m/m); 
(c) semi-skimmed milk: heat-treated milk whose fat content has been reduced to at least 1,50 % 
(m/m) and at most 1,80 % (m/m);  
(d) skimmed-milk: heat-treated milk whose fat content has been reduced to not more than 0,50 % 
(m/m). 
   
•         Heat-treated milk not complying with the fat content requirements laid down in points (b), (c) and 
(d) of the first subparagraph shall be considered to be drinking milk provided that the fat content is 
clearly indicated with one decimal and easily readable on the packaging in form of "… % fat". Such 
milk shall not be described as whole milk, semi-skimmed milk or skimmed milk. Same answer as 
above
 
 
Please find below the updated list of suppliers that we are planning to invite for the tender: 
 
Company 
Profile 
Country 
 
 
Approved suppliers 
 
 
 
INTERFOOD Trader 
Netherlands 
 
AMINE AOUR 
Trader 
Lebanon 
 
HOOGWEGT Trader 
Netherlands 
 
MELKWEG Trader 
Netherlands 
 
INDUSTRIAS LACTEAS ASTURIANAS SA 
Producer 
Spain 
 
ARLA FOODS 
Producer 
Denmark 
 
HOCHWALD Producer 
Germany 
 
FRIESLAND CAMPINA 
Producer 
Netherlands 
 
GLANBIA Producer 
Ireland 
 
RUMI Trader 
France 
 
 
 
 
 
In the process of registration/Approval 
 
 
 
INTERLACTO, spol. s r. o. 
Producer 
Czech Republic   
Mlekarna Hlinsko 
Producer 
Czech Republic   
N.V. INEX S.A. 
Producer 
Belgium 
 
PRODLACTA 
Producer 
Romania   
 
Madeta Producer 
Czech 
Republic 
 
Bohemilk, a.s. 
Producer 
Czech Republic   
Pritchitts Lakeland Dairies (NI) Ltd 
Producer 
Ireland 
 
Alföldi Milk Ltd 
Producer 
Hungary 
 
BEL-Group Producer 
Portugal 
 
 
Kindly let me know whether you are now OK with it so we can proceed with the tender as soon as possible. 
 
Best regards, 
____________________________________ 
 
United Nations World Food Programme, Belgium 
Avenue des Arts 41 
1040 Brussels 
Tel: +32 2 500 
 
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Subject: RE: List of UHT milk supplier and specifications for tender for Syria : EU 30 mln 
 
Dear 

 
After consulting with DG AGRI, we have the following comments: 
 
•  Where does the definition of milk (point 3) come from? It does not seem to correspond to any 
Codex standard nor to DG AGRI legislation? 
•  What is the purpose for defining "pasteurised milk", while the specification relates to UHT milk? 
•  Where do the composition requirements and the terms "full fat milk, fat reduced milk and fat free 
milk" set out in table 1 come from? DG AGRI legislation (Regulation 1308/2013) fixes the following 
fat content provisions in Annex VII, part III: 
(b) whole milk: heat-treated milk which, with respect to fat content, meets one of the following 
requirements: 
(i)                  standardised whole milk: milk with a fat content of at least 3,50 % (m/m). However, 
Member States may provide for an additional category of whole milk with a fat content 
of 4,00 % (m/m) or above; 
(ii)                non-standardised whole milk: milk with a fat content that has not been altered since 
the milking stage either by the addition or removal of milk fats or by mixture with milk 
the natural fat content of which has been altered. However, the fat content may not be 
less than 3,50 %
 (m/m); 
(c) semi-skimmed milk: heat-treated milk whose fat content has been reduced to at least 1,50 % 
(m/m) and at most 1,80 % (m/m); 
(d) skimmed-milk: heat-treated milk whose fat content has been reduced to not more than 0,50 % 
(m/m). 
 
•         Heat-treated milk not complying with the fat content requirements laid down in points (b), (c) and 
(d) of the first subparagraph shall be considered to be drinking milk provided that the fat content is 
clearly indicated with one decimal and easily readable on the packaging in form of "… % fat". Such 
milk shall not be described as whole milk, semi-skimmed milk or skimmed milk. 
 
Grateful if you consider revising the tender specifications in line with the above mentioned requirements. 
 
Best, 
 
 
 
 
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Subject: List of UHT milk supplier and specifications for tender for Syria : EU 30 mln 
 
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Dear 

 
If we do not want to miss the beginning of the next school year (September), we would need to 
issue the tender as soon as possible while we fine tune the funding proposal (2016/01021). 
 
I would therefore like to have your blessing before proceeding. Can you kindly confirm whether: 
-          you feel comfortable with the list of suppliers attached at the bottom of this message 
-          you are fine with Technical Specifications for the UHT MILK attached in the message 
Please note that the tender will of course specify that the milk has to be of European Origin, but that 
will be included in the main body of the tender and not the annex I’m now sharing with you. 
 
Looking forward to hearing from you, 
 
Kind regards, 
____________________________________ 
 
United Nations World Food Programme, Belgium 
Avenue des Arts 41 
1040 Brussels 
Tel: +32 2
 
 
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Company 
Profile 
Country 
 
 
Registered in the Roster 
 
 
 
INTERFOOD Trader 
Netherlands 
 
AMINE AOUR 
Trader 
Lebanon 
 
HOOGWEGT Trader 
Netherlands 
 
MELKWEG Trader 
Netherlands 
 
INDUSTRIAS LACTEAS ASTURIANAS SA 
Producer 
Spain 
 
ARLA FOODS 
Producer 
Denmark 
 
HOCHWALD Producer 
Germany 
 
 
 
 
 
In the process of registration 
 
 
 
INTERLACTO, spol. s r. o. 
Producer 
Czech Republic 
 
Mlekarna Hlinsko 
Producer 
Czech Republic 
 
Friesland Campina 
Producer 
Netherlands 
 
N.V. INEX S.A. 
Producer 
Belgium 
 
GLANBIA Producer 
Ireland 
 
PRODLACTA 
Producer 
Romania   
 
Madeta Producer 
Czech 
Republic 
 
 
 
 
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