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1. What type of restaurant can apply for a Class 3(d) registration number?

A Canadian establishment primarily engaged in preparing meals, snacks and beverages to customer order and which sells pizzas prepared and cooked on site. Establishments that are not deemed eligible include, but are not limited to: cafeterias, institutional food services and catering operations.

2. How can a restaurant apply for a Class 3(d) registration number?

Restaurants can apply for a 3(d) registration number from the CDC by going to, reading the Class 3(d) guide and filling in the online application.

3. Can a franchisor apply for a Class 3(d) registration number for many restaurants on their behalf?

Yes, provided that he completes an individual application and supplies all the necessary information for, and takes responsibility for the terms outlined in the online application for each.

4. How can dairy processors benefit from Class 3(d)?

To benefit from class 3(d), dairy processors must sign an agreement with the CDC. They can obtain this agreement by contacting us ( at the CDC.

5. How can distributors and franchisors apply for a Class 3(d) registration number?

Distributors and franchisors can apply for a registration number from the CDC on where they will find different instructions depending on whether or not they are registered in the CDC's Special Milk Permit Program.

6. How much of a reduction in price can pizza makers or franchisors expect on the purchase of Class 3(d) cheese?

Pizza makers and franchisors can expect a reduction in price of approximately 15 percent for pizza Mozzarella cheeses made according to Canadian compositional standards. Restaurants and franchisors must nevertheless negotiate the price they pay with their suppliers.

7. What types of Mozzarella cheese are included in Class 3(d)?

Mozzarella (Scarmoza) cheese, Part Skim Mozzarella (Part Skim Scarmoza) cheese, Pizza Mozzarella cheese and Part Skim Pizza Mozzarella cheese, made in Canada and in accordance with the Dairy Products Regulations Section 28 as it relates to these cheeses, using Milk Class 3(d) and which are sold in packages of not less than 2 kg on a net weight basis clearly marked: “Not for retail sale. For use only on pizza prepared and cooked on site” or “Not for retail sale. Only for pizza cooked on site”. Brick cheese and cheese blends are not included in Class 3(d).

8. How can dairy processors verify if the registration numbers of their clients are valid?

By consulting the members' site of

9. How will suppliers be informed when a client’s registration number is cancelled?

Processors, distributors and provincial milk marketing boards will receive a notice whenever a Class 3(d) registration is cancelled.

10. Is Class 3(d) a subsidy?

No. Class 3(d) is a domestic class just like any other class of milk.