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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: 21CFR133.147]

[Page 329]
 
                        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.  133.147  Grated American cheese food.

    (a)(1) Grated American cheese food is the food prepared by mixing, 
with or without the aid of heat, one or more of the optional cheese 
ingredients prescribed in paragraph (b) of this section with one or more 
of the optional ingredients prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section, 
into a uniformly blended, partially dehydrated, powdered, or granular 
mixture.
    (2) Grated American cheese food contains not less than 23 percent of 
milkfat, as determined by the method prescribed in Sec.  133.5(b).
    (b) The optional cheese ingredients referred to in paragraph (a) of 
this section are cheddar cheese, washed curd cheese, colby cheese, and 
granular cheese.
    (c) The other optional ingredients referred to in paragraph (a) of 
this section are:
    (1) Nonfat dry milk.
    (2) Dried whey.
    (3) An emulsifying agent consisting of one or any mixture of two or 
more of the emulsifying ingredients named in Sec.  133.173(e)(1), in 
such quantity that the weight of the solids thereof is not more than 3 
percent of the weight of the grated American cheese food.
    (4) An acidifying agent consisting of one or more of the acid-
reacting ingredients named in Sec.  133.173(e)(2).
    (5) Salt.
    (6) Artificial coloring.
    (d) The name of the food is ``Grated American cheese food''. The 
full name of the food shall appear on the principal display panel of the 
label in type of uniform size, style, and color. Wherever any word or 
statement emphasizing the name of any ingredient appears on the label 
(other than in an ingredient statement as specified in paragraph (e) of 
this section) so conspicuously as to be easily seen under customary 
conditions of purchase, the full name of the food shall immediately and 
conspicuously precede or follow such word or statement in type of at 
least the same size as the type used in such word or statement.
    (e) 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, except that cheddar cheese, washed curd cheese, colby 
cheese, granular cheese, or any mixture of two or more of these may be 
designated ``American cheese''.

[42 FR 14366, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 49 FR 10094, Mar. 19, 1984; 
58 FR 2893, Jan. 6, 1993]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 133, Section 147


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