The number or code permitted by Minnesota Statutes, section 32.62, subdivision 1, clause (5), in lieu of the name and address of the manufacturer of mix, ice cream mix, mix base, ice cream mix base, or frozen foods when a distributor's name and address appears on the label of the package or container in which such mix, ice cream mix, mix base, ice cream mix base, or frozen foods are prepackaged for sale, shall conform to the following:
The identification number or code shall consist of the number from the IBM Numerical Code of States representing the state of origin followed by a hyphen and the plant number corresponding to a permanent list of numbers assigned by the state regulatory agency having jurisdiction.
Such number or code may be printed, embossed, or stamped on the package label.
If the manufacturer of the mix, ice cream mix, mix base, ice cream mix base, or frozen food cannot be identified because of the failure to use or misuse of the identity code, the product shall be deemed to be misbranded.
26 SR 627
September 26, 2007