Conn. Agencies Regs. § 21a-58-21 - Mellorine: identity; label statement

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Description.
(1) Mellorine is a food produced by freezing, while stirring, a pasteurized mix consisting of safe and suitable ingredients including, but not limited to, milk-derived nonfat solids and animal or vegetable fat, or both, only part of which may be milkfat. Mellorine is sweetened with nutritive carbohydrate sweetener and is characterized by the addition of flavoring ingredients.
(2) Mellorine contains not less than 1.6 pounds of total solids to the gallon, and weighs not less than 4.5 pounds to the gallon. Mellorine contains not less than 6 per cent fat and 2.7 per cent protein having a protein efficiency ratio (PER) not less than that of whole milk protein (108 per cent of casein) by weight of the food, exclusive of the weight of any bulky flavoring ingredients used. In no case shall the fat content of the finished food be less than 4.8 per cent or the protein content be less than 2.2 per cent. The protein to meet the minimum protein requirements shall be provided by milk solids not fat, and/or other milk-derived ingredients.
(3) When calculating the minimum amount of milkfat and protein required in the finished food, the solids of chocolate or cocoa used shall be considered a bulky flavoring ingredient. In order to make allowance for additional sweetening ingredients needed when certain bulky ingredients are used, the weight of chocolate or cocoa solids used may be multiplied by 2.5; the weight of fruit or nuts used may be multiplied by 1.4; and the weight of partially or wholly dried fruits or fruit juices may be multiplied by appropriate factors to obtain the original weights before drying and this weight may be multiplied by 1.4.
(b) Fortification. Vitamin A is present in a quantity which will ensure that 40 international units (IU) are available for each gram of fat in mellorine, within limits of good manufacturing practice.
(c) Methods of analysis. Fat and protein content, and the PER shall be determined by the following methods contained in the "Official Methods of Analysis of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists," 13th Ed., (1980) (A.O.A.C. Methods).
(1) Fat content shall be determined by the method: "Fat, Roese-Gottlieb Method-Official Final Action," (A.O.A.C., section 16.287).
(2) Protein content shall be determined by one of the following methods: "Nitrogen-Official Final Action," Kjeldahl Method, section 16.285, or Dye Binding Method, section 16.286.
(3) PER shall be determined by the method: Biological Evaluation of Protein Quality-Official Final Action," sections 43.212-43.216.
(d) Nomenclature. The name of the food is "mellorine." The name of the food on the label shall be accompanied by a declaration indicating the presence of characterizing flavoring in the same manner as is specified in Section 21a-58-15(e).
(e) Label declaration. The common or usual name of each of the ingredients used shall be declared on the label in accordance with section 21 CFR 101.4 except that sources of milkfat or milk solids not fat may be declared, in descending order or predominance, either by the use of the terms "milkfat, and nonfat milk" when one or any combination of two or more ingredients listed in 21 CFR 101.4(b) (3), (4), (8) and (9) are used, or alternatively as permitted in 21 CFR 101.4. Mellorine shall be sold, held, offered for sale by any manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, or any other seller only in factory-filled containers not larger than one-half gallon.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 21a-58-21
Effective July 27, 1984

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