7 Pa. Code § 39.24 - Frozen lowfat yogurt or lowfat frozen yogurt
Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 16, April 16, 2022
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§ 39.24.Frozen lowfat yogurt or lowfat frozen yogurt.
(a) Frozen lowfat yogurt or lowfat frozen yogurt is the food which is prepared by freezing while stirring a pasteurized mix consisting of the ingredients permitted for ice cream in § 39.12 (relating to ice cream and frozen custard), except that a sweetner that has been affirmed as generally recognized as safe or has been approved as a food additive for this use by the FDA may be used in place of, or in combination with, nutritive carbohydrate sweetners.
(1) The ingredients are cultured after pasteurization by one or more strains of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus.
(2) Fruit, nuts or other flavoring materials may be added before or after the mix is pasteurized and cultured.
(3) The standard plate count requirement for frozen desserts applies only to the mix prior to culturing.
(4) The food, exclusive of flavoring, contains at least 0.5% but not more than 2% milkfat and at least 8.25% milk solids not fat, and has a titratable acidity of at least 0.3% expressed as lactic acid. If the titratable acidity of the frozen yogurt mix is less than 0.3%, the manufacturer may establish compliance with this section by disclosing to the Department quality control records that demonstrate as a result of bacterial culture fermentation at least a 0.15% increase in titratable acidity, calculated as lactic acid, above the apparent titratable acidity of the uncultured dairy ingredients in the frozen yogurt mix. This characteristic acidity is developed as a result of the bacterial activity, and no heat or bacteriostatic treatment, other than refrigeration, which results in destruction or partial destruction of the organisms, shall be applied to the product after the culturing.
(5) The finished food shall weigh at least 5 pounds per gallon. The name of the food is frozen lowfat yogurt or lowfat frozen yogurt.
(b) The label on a package of this food, in addition to all other required information shall:
(1) Contain a complete list of ingredients, in accordance 21 CFR 101.4 (relating to food; designation of ingredients).
(2) Contain nutrition information as required by 21 CFR 101.9 (relating to nutrition labeling of food).
(3) Comply with 21 CFR 101.22(h) and (i) (relating to foods; labeling of spices, flavorings, colorings and chemical preservatives).
(c) On the label, the strains of bacteria may be collectively referred to as yogurt culture.
The provisions of this § 39.24 adopted March 25, 1970; amended June 29, 1984, effective June 30, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2242; amended October 9, 1992, effective October 10, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 5019. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (89860) to (89861).