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§ 415.2. Grated Cheese and Shredded Cheese (Other Varieties); Composition and Labeling.

3 CA ADC § 415.2BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 2. Animal Industry
Chapter 1. Dairies
Article 4. Special Varieties of Cheese
3 CCR § 415.2
§ 415.2. Grated Cheese and Shredded Cheese (Other Varieties); Composition and Labeling.
(a) (1) This section shall apply to all varieties of grated and shredded cheese or grated cheese foods except those specified in Section 415.1 of this article.
(2) The grated or shredded cheese for which definitions and standards of identity are prescribed by this section are foods prepared by grating, grinding, shredding or otherwise comminuting and mixing one or more cheeses of the same variety or cheeses of two or more varieties.
(3) No variety of cheese may be used in grated or shredded cheese described in this section except natural cheese for which the California Food and Agricultural Code or the California Administrative Code prescribes a maximum moisture of 52 percent or less. No other ingredients shall be permitted except substances defined in Section 415.1 (a)(3)(A), (B), and (C).
(4) Any cheese used as a component of grated cheese or shredded cheese shall be made from pasteurized milk or be held at a temperature of not less than 35 degrees Fahrenheit for not less than 60 days before it is used in preparing grated cheese or shredded cheese.
(5) In the manufacture of grated cheese or shredded cheese, moisture may be removed from the cheese ingredients, but no moisture may be added.
(6) If the final product is made from only one variety of cheese, the minimum milk fat shall not be less than that specified in the California Food and Agricultural Code and this subchapter for that variety of cheese. If the final product is made from two or more varieties of cheese, the minimum milk fat of the finished product shall not be less than the weighted average of the minimum milk fat for those varieties of cheese in the California Food and Agricultural Code or California Administrative Code. In no case shall the minimum milk fat be less than 30 percent on a dry basis.
(7) When grated or shredded cheese is made from three or more varieties of cheese, each cheese ingredient used must be present at a level of not less than two percent by weight of the finished product. If a grated or shredded cheese is made from three or more varieties of cheese and the weight of any two varieties used is less than one-third of the total weight of the cheese, the percent by weight of each cheese used shall be declared on the label.
(b) The names specified for the grated cheeses or shredded cheeses for which definitions and standards of identity are prescribed by this section are as follows:
(1) The name of the grated cheese or shredded cheese made from one variety of cheese shall be “Grated ________ Cheese” or “Shredded ________ Cheese,” the blank to be filled in with the name of the cheese which is grated or shredded.
(2) The name of the grated cheese or shredded cheese made from two or more varieties of cheese shall be “Grated ________ and ________ Cheese” or “Shredded ________ and ________ Cheese,” the blanks to be filled in with the names of the cheeses which are grated or shredded in order of predominance.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 407 and 37402, Food and Agricultural Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 6-11-64; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 64, No. 13).
2. Amendment filed 3-29-65; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 65, No. 5).
3. Amendment of subsection (a) (6) and (a) (7) filed 7-19-72; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 72, No. 30).
4. Amendment of subsection (a)(3) filed 3-22-74; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 74, No. 12).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
3 CCR § 415.2, 3 CA ADC § 415.2
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