A fruit syrup, fountain syrup, or concentrate, which bears the name of a fruit, or a name suggestive of a specific kind of fruit, shall be made wholly from the juice or unmanipulated edible portion of the fruit indicated in the name, with or without the addition of sugar, dextrose, corn syrup, or corn syrup solids. A fruit syrup, fountain syrup, nectar, or concentrate, flavored with an essential oil fruit flavor or a synthetic fruit essence, with or without sugar, dextrose, corn syrup, or corn syrup solids, with or without artificial coloring matter, shall contain a minimum of eight ounces per gallon of citric and/or tartaric acid and shall be labeled "imitation (name of fruit) flavored beverage base" or "(name of fruit) flavored beverage base" as the case may be, depending on whether the predominating characteristic qualities of the finished product are given by the imitation ingredients or by the natural fruit flavor. An article to which sugar is customarily added by the purchaser before a beverage is made, shall bear the statement "use with sugar" or some other similar statement immediately beneath the name of the article. This information shall be followed by a statement with the names of the principal or essential ingredients composing the product, plainly stated in the order of their predominance and printed in uniform size of type.
MS s 31.101
September 23, 2013