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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 2]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 21CFR131.162]

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                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
PART 131_MILK AND CREAM--Table of Contents
     Subpart B_Requirements for Specific Standardized Milk and Cream
Sec.  131.162  Acidified sour cream.

    (a) Description. Acidified sour cream results from the souring of 
pasteurized cream with safe and suitable acidifiers, with or without 
addition of lactic acid producing bacteria. Acidified sour cream 
contains not less than 18 percent milkfat; except that when the food is 
characterized by the addition of nutritive sweeteners or bulky flavoring 
ingredients, the weight of milkfat is not less than 18 percent of the 
remainder obtained by subtracting the weight of such optional 
ingredients from the weight of the food; but in no case does the food 
contain less than 14.4 percent milkfat. Acidified sour cream has a 
titratable acidity of not less than 0.5 percent, calculated as lactic 
    (b) Optional ingredients. (1) Safe and suitable ingredients that 
improve texture, prevent syneresis, or extend the shelf life of the 
    (2) Rennet.
    (3) Safe and suitable nutritive sweeteners.
    (4) Salt.

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    (5) Flavoring ingredients, with or without safe and suitable 
coloring, as follows:
    (i) Fruit and fruit juice, including concentrated fruit and fruit 
    (ii) Safe and suitable natural and artificial food flavoring.
    (c) Methods of analysis. Referenced methods in paragraphs (c) (1) 
and (2) of this section are from ``Official Methods of Analysis of the 
Association of Official Analytical Chemists,'' 13th Ed. (1980), which is 
incorporated by reference. Copies may be obtained from the AOAC 
INTERNATIONAL, 481 North Frederick Ave., suite 500, Gaithersburg, MD 
20877, or may be examined at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to:
    (1) Milkfat content--``Fat--Official Final Action,'' section 16.172.
    (2) Titratable acidity--``Acidity--Official Final Action,'' section 
    (d) Nomenclature. The name of the food is ``Acidified sour cream''. 
The full name of the food shall appear on the principal display panel of 
the label in type of uniform size, style, and color. The name of the 
food shall be accompanied by a declaration indicating the presence of 
any flavoring that characterizes the product, as specified in Sec.  
101.22 of this chapter. If nutritive sweetener in an amount sufficient 
to characterize the food is added without addition of characterizing 
flavoring, the name of the food shall be preceded by the word 
    (e) Label declaration. Each of the ingredients used in the food 
shall be declared on the label as required by the applicable sections of 
parts 101 and 130 of this chapter.

[42 FR 14360, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 47 FR 11825, Mar. 19, 1982; 
49 FR 10092, Mar. 19, 1984; 54 FR 24893, June 12, 1989; 58 FR 2891, Jan. 
6, 1993]

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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 131, Section 162

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