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1550.3120 BOTTLES AND BOTTLE CLOSURES.

Subpart 1.

New bottles.

New bottles must be dispensed in a sanitary manner with the closures attached and in a manner that will prohibit replacement of returned bottles into the bottle dispenser, or provided with tamper-evident seals.

Subp. 2.

Multiuse bottle standards.

Multiuse bottles must be made of food grade material, be brand and product use specific, and approved as refillable for beverages.

Subp. 3.

Potentially hazardous foods.

Multiuse bottles must not be used in dispensing potentially hazardous foods.

Subp. 4.

Refilling.

Multiuse bottles being refilled must have the name, address, and zip code of the responsible firm owning the beverage equipment. The filling of bottles other than those specifically provided by that firm is prohibited.

Subp. 5.

Labeling.

Bottles must be labeled to include:

A.

net contents;

B.

name, address, and zip code of the responsible firm;

C.

cleaning instructions for bottle and closure on refillable containers; and

D.

warning statement against misuse of the container.

Subp. 6.

Separate adhesive label.

The responsible firm must provide for the convenience of the consumer a separate adhesive label for each beverage dispensed that provides the following information:

A.

product identity; and

B.

list of ingredients in descending order of predominance.

Subp. 7.

Bottle closure.

A bottle closure must be made of food grade material and attached to the bottle before sale to a customer.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 34.09

History:

11 SR 1989

Published Electronically:

September 23, 2013