10.15.09.13 - Labeling

10.15.09.13. Labeling

A. A permittee shall ensure that milk product labels conform to the standards and requirements established by:

(1) The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C, §§ 341-350f

(2) The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-535);

(3) 21 CFR Parts 101, 130, 131, 133, and 170-189;

(4) The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance Section 4; and

(5) Health-General Article, §§ 21-422, 21-424, and 21-425, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. A milk processor shall conspicuously mark each package containing manufactured milk products with:

(1) The name of the product;

(2) The name of the manufacturer;

(3) The address of the manufacturer:

(a) If listed in the local phone book, the address may consist of the city and state;

(b) If not listed in the local phone book, the street address shall be included;

(4) Each ingredient in order of predominance;

(5) The net weight of the product in English and metric units;

(6) The batch identification of the product;

(7) Required nutritional information;

(8) If the product is made by reconstitution or recombination, the word "reconstituted" or "recombined" as applicable;

(9) If the product is or is made from milk from a hooved mammal other than cattle, the common name of the hooved mammal producing the milk preceding the name of the milk or milk product;

(10) In the case of condensed or dry milk products, if distributed by another party, the name and address of the distributor shown by a statement such as "Distributed by"; and

(11) The word "Heat-Treated" for heat-treated milk and milk products.

C. A milk producer shall label all cans of raw milk from the producer's dairy farm with the milk producer's name or permit number.

(Regulation .13 adopted effective 46:10 Md. R. 485, eff. 5/20/2019)

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