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§ 415.3. Grated American Cheese Food; Composition and Labeling.

3 CA ADC § 415.3BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 2. Animal Industry
Chapter 1. Dairies
Article 4. Special Varieties of Cheese
3 CCR § 415.3
§ 415.3. Grated American Cheese Food; Composition and Labeling.
(a) (1) Grated American cheese food is the food prepared by mixing, with or without the aid of heat, one or more of the optional cheese ingredients prescribed in paragraph (b) of this section, with one or more of the optional ingredients prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section, into a uniformly blended, partially dehydrated, powdered or granular mixture.
(2) Grated American cheese food contains not less than 23 percent of milk fat.
(b) The optional cheese ingredients referred to in paragraph (a) of this section are cheddar cheese, washed curd cheese, Colby cheese, and granular cheese.
(c) The other optional ingredients referred to in paragraph (a) of this section are:
(1) Nonfat dry milk.
(2) Dried whey.
(3) An emulsifying agent consisting of one or any mixture of two or more of the following: monosodium phosphate, disodium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, trisodium phosphate, sodium metaphosphate (sodium hexametaphosphate), sodium acid pyrophosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, sodium citrate, potassium citrate, calcium citrate, sodium tartrate, sodium potassium tartrate and sodium aluminum phosphate, in such quantity that the weight of the solids of such emulsifying agent is not more than 3 percent of the weight of the grated American cheese food.
(4) An acidifying agent consisting of one or more of the following: A vinegar, lactic acid, citric acid, acetic acid or phosphoric acid.
(5) Substances defined in Section 415.1 (a)(3)(A), (B), and (C).
(6) Salt.
(7) Artificial coloring.
(d) (1) The label of grated American cheese food shall bear the common name of the optional ingredients used as prescribed in paragraphs (b) and (c)(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) of this section, except that the cheese ingredient may be designated as “American cheese.”
(2) If artificial coloring is used, the label shall bear the statement “artificially colored” or “contains artificial color.”
(e) Wherever the name of the food appears on the label so conspicuously as to be easily seen under customary conditions of purchase, the words and statements specified in this section, showing the optional ingredients used, shall immediately and conspicuously precede or follow such name, without intervening written, printed or graphic matter.
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 of subsection (c) 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 § 415.3, 3 CA ADC § 415.3
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