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133.178 Pasteurized neufchatel cheese spread with other foods.

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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: 21CFR133.178]

[Page 345-346]
 
                        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.  133.178  Pasteurized neufchatel cheese spread with other foods.

    (a)(1) Pasteurized neufchatel cheese spread with other foods is the 
class of foods each of which is prepared by mixing, with the aid of 
heat, neufchatel cheese with one or a mixture of two or more properly 
prepared foods (except other cheeses), such as fresh, cooked, canned, or 
dried fruits or vegetables; cooked or canned meats; relishes, pickles or 
other foods suitable for blending with neufchatel cheese. It may contain 
one or any mixture of two or more of the optional ingredients named in 
paragraph (b) of this section. The amount of the added food or foods 
must be sufficient to so differentiate the blend that it does not 
simulate neufchatel cheese. It is spreadable at 70 [deg]F.
    (2) During its preparation the mixture is heated for not less than 
30 seconds at a temperature of not less than 150 [deg]F. When tested for 
phosphatase by the method prescribed in Sec.  133.5(c), the phenol 
equivalent of 0.25 gram of such food is not more than 3 micrograms.
    (3)(i) No water other than that contained in the ingredients used is 
added to this food, but the moisture content in no case is more than 65 
percent.
    (ii) The milk fat is not less than 20 percent by weight of the 
finished food.
    (b) The optional ingredients referred to in paragraph (a) of this 
section are:
    (1)(i) One or any mixture of two or more of the following: Gum 
karaya, gum tragacanth, carob bean gum, gelatin, algin (sodium 
alginate), propylene glycol alginate, guar gum, sodium

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carboxymethylcellulose (cellulose gum), carrageenan, oat gum, or xanthan 
gum. The total quantity of any such substances, including that contained 
in the neufchatel cheese, is not more than 0.8 percent by weight of the 
finished food.
    (ii) When one or more of the optional ingredients in paragraph 
(b)(1)(i) of this section are used, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate 
complying with the requirements of Sec.  172.810 of this chapter may be 
used in a quantity not in excess of 0.5 percent by weight of such 
ingredients.
    (2) Artificial coloring, unless such addition conceals damage or 
inferiority or makes the finished food appear better or of greater value 
than it is.
    (3) An acidifying agent consisting of one or a mixture of two or 
more of the following: A vinegar, acetic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, 
phosphoric acid.
    (4) A sweetening agent consisting of one or a mixture of two or more 
of the following: Sugar, dextrose, corn sirup, corn sirup solids, 
glucose sirup, glucose sirup solids, maltose, malt sirup, hydrolyzed 
lactose.
    (5) Cream, milk, skim milk, buttermilk, cheese whey, any of the 
foregoing from which part of the water has been removed, anhydrous 
milkfat, dehydrated cream, and albumin from cheese whey.
    (c) The name of the food is ``pasteurized Neufchatel cheese spread 
with ------'' or ``pasteurized Neufchatel cheese spread and ------'', 
the blank being filled in with the common names of the foods added, in 
order of predominance by weight. 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 (d) 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.
    (d) 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 14366, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 49 FR 10095, Mar. 19, 1984; 
58 FR 2894, Jan. 6, 1993]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 133, Section 178


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