[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 2]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
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TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
PART 133_CHEESES AND RELATED CHEESE PRODUCTS--Table of Contents
Subpart B_Requirements for Specific Standardized Cheese and Related
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
(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
(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).
(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]
Additives that reference this regulation: