Cheese, canned

last updated : 2019/02/23
Code Description Budget Price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
CHEESE, processed, 300g on request 0.3kg 0,4L Add

General information

Cheese from pasteurised animal milk.  Processed and canned.

Specifications vary with national regulations.  Here below, we give our most commonly used specifications.

Refer to HQ when offered specifications differ from our standard specifications. It will need to be approved by a food specialist.

Importation of food is always subject to acceptance from the national authorities, based on their national specifications; check these before purchasing.

Impact on the local, national, or regional market availability and prices should be carefully looked at before purchasing large quantities.


For all aspects of the product, unless described otherwise here below, the standard of Codex Alimentarius last edition applies, including the packaging.

-                       Product must be fit for human consumption and be of sound, fair and marketable quality.


CHEESE, canned, long preservation

Type of cheese

Processed cheese from pasteurised animal milk

Weight of fat

Maximum 36%

Weight of fat in dry matter

Minimum 40%

Weight of dry matter

Minimum 43%

Stability test

No pressure increase, no pH difference more than 0.5, no microbiological growth after 7 days under ISO7218

Analysis of contaminants must state that the canned cheese is "fit for human consumption".

Shelf live minimum 3 years from manufacturing date, and minimum 2 years remaining at date of delivery.

The cheese must be processed from pasteurised milk from animals in good health, under excellent sanitary conditions and which are supervised by qualified technical personnel.  The area of production of the raw milk must, in the 12 months preceding manufacture, have been free from foot-and-mouth disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and any other infectious disease which is compulsorily notifiable.  On delivery, the supplier shall provide the purchaser or his representative with a veterinary and/or health certificate from an official entity confirming that these requirements are met.


Primary packaging

Food grade can of net weight of 300g hermetically sealed, showing no sign of corrosion at the welded joints, or inside.

Can to offer easy opening system, or to be delivered with folded can opener.


Secondary packaging

In export carton boxes of double corrugation of 10kg net.

Cartons to resist without any damage 6m high stacking for 6 months without deterioration, and a minimum of 10 manual handlings.

The sealing of the outer box is with glue, 50mm tape or strapping, capable of resisting a tropical climate (humidity and sunshine) for six months.  Tape overlaps of 10cm minimum.



As per Codex STAN 1

Each can to be marked with a label showing:

-                       Name of the product

-                       List of ingredients

-                       List of nutritional values

-                       Lot identification

-                       Free from culturally restricted components

-                       Net content weight and Drain content weight in g

-                       Date of production printed or stamped on the can

-                       Date of minimum durability, declared as "best before" printed or stamped on the can

Each carton box, same as above plus number of pieces per box.


Minimum documentation required for quality assurance from the supplier.

To be established by an official body:

-                       Certificate of inspection

-                       Health Certificate

-                       Weight and Quality Certificate

-                       Non-radioactivity Certificate

Other documentation needs to be provided according to the purchase agreement.