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Yoghurt, butter and cheese

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This document provides Product Category Rules (PCR) for the assessment of the life-cycle environmental performance of UN CPC 2223, 2224 and 2225 (yoghurt, butter and milk) as well as for the declaration of such performance by an Environmental Product Declaration.

Any comments to this PCR document may be submitted through the PCR Forum or directly to the PCR moderator during the period of validity.

The PCR document is a living document. If any relevant changes in the LCA methodology or in the technology for the product category are implemented, the document shall be revised and any changes published on this website.

The EPD shall refer to a specific PCR version number. The production of new PCR versions does not affect the EPD certification period.

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PCR updated 2019-01-08

Version 2.1 of this PCR was published and may now be used to develop and register EPDs for this product category. See the document for a version history.

The new version is compliant with GPI 3.0 and the latest PCR basic modules. Version 2.0 is valid for a transition period of six months until 2019-07-08. Please contact the secretariat for further information.

Detailed information

Name: Yoghurt, butter and cheese
CPC Codes:2223 Yoghurt and other fermented or acidified milk and cream
2225 Cheese, fresh or processed
2224 Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk
Date of publication: 2013-09-17
Registration number: 2013:18
Date of expiration: 2020-12-08
Version: 2.1
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 3 (2017-)
Based on: PCR Basic Module: Dairy products and egg products
Related PCR: Processed liquid milk and cream
Raw milk
Other contributors:
  • Granarolo S.p.a.
  • ENEA
  • Distretto Latte Lombardo
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Università degli studi di Milano
  • Caseificio dell'Amiata
  • ICS
  • Latteria Montello
Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: Life Cycle Engineering
Appointed PCR moderator: Filippo Sessa 

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