Utah Admin. Code R70-350-4 - Bacterial Quality

(1) Sampling.
(a) Samples of frozen dairy foods shall be tested by each processor at least once a month and from each distributor as often as may be needed by the department..
(b) Each frozen dairy food shall contain at most 50,000 bacteria per milliliter by standard plate count.
(c) Cultured products with viable organisms shall be exempt from the bacterial count requirement.
(d) Each frozen dairy food shall have a coliform count not exceeding ten per gram.
(2) Enforcement.
(a) A written warning notice shall be sent to a processor when:
(i) more than one of the last four consecutive coliform counts of samples taken on separate days by the processor or department is more than ten per gram; or
(ii) more than one of the last four bacteria counts of samples taken on separate days by the processor or department is above 50,000 per mL.
(b) After at least three days and after a warning notice has been sent to the processor, the department shall take an additional sample.
(c) If the additional samples show continued violation of this rule then the processor shall stop the sale or distribution of the product from the establishment until additional samples taken by the department show the product to be in compliance with this rule.
(d) Frozen dairy foods shall, after pasteurization and before the addition of bulky flavorings, meet the bacterial standards requirements listed in this section.
(e) Finished frozen dairy product without bulky flavorings shall also meet the requirements in this section.
(f) Bulky flavorings shall meet any food standards for composition, sanitation, and adulteration in effect in Utah .


Utah Admin. Code R70-350-4
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2023-01, effective 12/15/2022

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