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133.127 Cook cheese, koch kaese.

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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: 21CFR133.127]

[Page 320-321]
 
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
PART 133_CHEESES AND RELATED CHEESE PRODUCTS--Table of Contents
 
  Subpart B_Requirements for Specific Standardized Cheese and Related 
                                Products
 
Sec.  133.127  Cook cheese, koch kaese.

    (a) Description. (1) Cook cheese, koch kaese, is the food prepared 
by the procedure set forth in paragraph (a)(3) of this section or by any 
other procedure which produces a finished cheese having the same 
physical and chemical properties. The maximum moisture content is 80 
percent by weight, as determined by the method described in Sec.  133.5. 
The dairy ingredients used may be pasteurized.
    (2) The phenol equivalent value of 0.25 gram of cook cheese is not 
more than 3 micrograms as determined by the method described in Sec.  
133.5.
    (3) One or more of the dairy ingredients specified in paragraph 
(b)(1) of this section may be warmed and is subjected to the action of a 
lactic acid-producing bacterial culture. One or more of the clotting 
enzymes specified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section is added to set 
the dairy ingredients to a semisolid mass. The mass is cut, stirred, and 
heated with continued stirring, so as to separate the curd and whey. The 
whey is drained from the curd and the curd is cured for 2 or 3 days. It 
is then heated to a temperature of not less than 180 [deg]F until the 
hot curd will drop from a ladle with a consistency like that of honey. 
The hot cheese is filled into packages and cooled. One or more of the 
other optional ingredients specified in paragraph (b)(3) of this section 
may be added during the procedure.
    (b) Optional ingredients. The following safe and suitable 
ingredients may be used:
    (1) Dairy ingredients. Nonfat milk as defined in Sec.  133.3.
    (2) Clotting enzymes. Rennet and/or other clotting enzymes of 
animal, plant, or microbial origin.
    (3) Other optional ingredients. (i) Calcium chloride in an amount 
not more than 0.02 percent (calculated as anhydrous calcium chloride) of 
the weight of the dairy ingredients, used as a coagulation aid.
    (ii) Culture of white mold.

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    (iii) Pasteurized cream.
    (iv) Caraway seed.
    (v) Salt.
    (c) Nomenclature. The name of the food is ``cook cheese'' or, 
alternatively, ``koch kaese''.
    (d) 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, except that enzymes of animal, plant, or microbial 
origin may be declared as ``enzymes''.

[54 FR 32053, Aug. 4, 1989, as amended at 55 FR 51409, Dec. 14, 1990; 58 
FR 2892, Jan. 6, 1993]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 133, Section 127


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