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1525.3040 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.

Applicability.

Two of the following three definitions are general in nature, setting out standards of identity for two groups of products. The first, "quiescently frozen confections," includes those confections in which dairy ingredients are not generally used but does cover those items in which dairy ingredients are sometimes used in amounts insufficient to characterize these products as dairy confections. The second, "quiescently frozen dairy confections," includes only those confections that are generally characterized by their dairy ingredients. The third definition is specific for milk products.

Subp. 2.

Quiescently frozen confection.

"Quiescently frozen confection" means a clean and wholesome frozen product made from a mixture of water, sugar, and flavoring, with or without coloring, in the manufacture of which freezing has not been accompanied by stirring or agitation (generally known as quiescent freezing). This confection may be acidulated with harmless organic acid, may contain milk solids, may be made with or without added harmless natural and/or imitation flavoring, with or without added harmless coloring. The finished product may contain not more than one-half of one percent by weight of stabilizer composed of wholesome, edible material. The finished product shall contain not less than 17 percent by weight of total food solids.

Subp. 3.

Quiescently frozen dairy confection.

"Quiescently frozen dairy confection" means a clean and wholesome frozen product made from water, milk products, and sugar, with added harmless natural and/or imitation flavoring, with or without added harmless coloring, with or without added stabilizer, and with or without added emulsifier; and in the manufacture of which freezing has not been accompanied by stirring or agitation (generally known as quiescent freezing). It contains not less than 13 percent by weight of total milk solids, not less than 33 percent by weight of total food solids, not more than one-half of one percent by weight of stabilizer and not more than one-fifth of one percent by weight of emulsifier. The stabilizer and emulsifier must be composed of wholesome, edible material.

Subp. 4.

Milk products.

"Milk products" means pure, clean, and wholesome cream, dried cream, plastic cream, butter, butter oil, milk, concentrated milk from which some or all moisture is removed, sweetened condensed milk, dried milk, skim milk, concentrated skim milk from which some or all moisture is removed, sweetened condensed part skim milk, buttermilk, buttermilk product, whey, whey protein concentrate, and dry whey and shall include any of the foregoing products from which lactose or minerals have been wholly or partially removed and any other product made by the addition of any approved substance to any of these milk products and used for similar purposes and which, when designated as a milk product by the commissioner, is known by its common name.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 31.10; 31.101; 32.021

History:

26 SR 627

Published Electronically:

September 26, 2007