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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: 21CFR145.130]

[Page 409-410]
 
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
PART 145_CANNED FRUITS--Table of Contents
 
     Subpart B_Requirements for Specific Standardized Canned Fruits
 
Sec.  145.130  Canned figs.

    (a) Ingredients. Canned figs is the food prepared from one of the 
optional fig ingredients specified in paragraph (b) of this section and 
one of the optional packing media specified in paragraph (c) of this 
section, to which lemon juice, concentrated lemon juice or organic 
acid(s) is added, when necessary to reduce the pH of the finished 
product to pH 4.9 or below. Such food may also contain one, or any 
combination of two or more of the following safe and suitable optional 
ingredients:
    (1) Natural and artificial flavoring.
    (2) Spice.
    (3) Vinegar.
    (4) Unpeeled segments of citrus fruits.
    (5) Salt.


Such food is sealed in a container and before or after sealing is so 
processed by heat as to prevent spoilage.
    (b) Varietal types. The optional fig ingredients referred to in 
paragraph (a) of this section are prepared from mature figs of the light 
or dark varieties. Figs (or whole figs), split figs (or broken figs), or 
any combination thereof are optional fig ingredients. A ``whole fig'' is 
one which is whole, but may be slightly cracked, provided it retains its 
natural conformation without exposing the interior. A ``split'' or 
``broken'' fig is one that is open to such an extent that the seed 
cavity is exposed. The shape of the fruit may be distorted, and the 
fruit may or may not be broken apart into entirely separate pieces.
    (c) Packing media. (1) The optional packing media referred to in 
paragraph (a) of this section, as defined in Sec.  145.3 are:
    (i) Water.
    (ii) Fruit juice(s) and water.
    (iii) Fruit juice(s).


Such packing media may be used as such or any one or any combination of 
two or more safe and suitable nutritive carbohydrate sweetener(s) may be 
added. Sweeteners defined in Sec.  145.3 shall be as defined therein, 
except that a nutritive carbohydrate sweetener for which a standard of 
identity has been established in part 168 of this chapter shall comply 
with such standard in lieu of any definition that may appear in Sec.  
145.3.
    (2) When a sweetener is added as a part of any such liquid packing 
medium, the density range of the resulting packing medium expressed as 
percent by weight of sucrose (degrees Brix) as determined by the 
procedure prescribed in Sec.  145.3(m) shall be designated by the 
appropriate name for the respective density ranges, namely:
    (i) When the density of the solution is 11 percent or more but less 
than 16 percent, the medium shall be designated as ``slightly sweetened 
water''; or ``extra light syrup''; ``slightly sweetened fruit juice(s) 
and water''; or ``slightly sweetened fruit juice(s)'', as the case may 
be.
    (ii) When the density of the solution is 16 percent or more but less 
than 21 percent, the medium shall be designated as ``light sirup''; 
``lightly sweetened fruit juice(s) and water''; or ``lightly sweetened 
fruit juice(s)'', as the case may be.
    (iii) When the density of the solution is 21 percent or more but 
less than 26 percent, the medium shall be designated as ``heavy sirup''; 
``heavily sweetened fruit juice(s) and water''; or ``heavily sweetened 
fruit juice(s)'', as the case may be.
    (iv) When the density of the solution is 26 percent or more but not 
more than 35 percent, the medium shall be designated as ``extra heavy 
sirup''; ``extra heavily sweetened fruit juice(s) and water''; or 
``extra heavily sweetened fruit juice(s)'', as the case may be.
    (d) Labeling requirements. (1) The name of the food is ``figs''. The 
words ``broken'' or ``split'' shall be a part of the name when the 
optional fig ingredient is a broken or split fig. The name of the food 
shall also include a declaration of any flavoring that characterizes the 
product as specified in Sec.  101.22 of this chapter and a declaration 
of any

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spice or seasoning that characterizes the product; for example, ``Spice 
added'', or in lieu of the word ``Spice'', the common name of the spice, 
``Seasoned with vinegar'' or ``Seasoned with unpeeled segments of citrus 
fruits''. When two or more of the optional ingredients specified in 
paragraphs (a) (2) through (5), inclusive, of this section are used, 
such words may be combined as for example, ``Seasoned with cider 
vinegar, cloves, cinnamon oil and unpeeled segments of citrus fruits.''
    (2) The name of the packing medium as used in paragraph (c)(1) of 
this section, preceded by ``In'' or ``Packed in'', as provided in 
paragraph (c) of this section, shall be included as part of the name or 
in close proximity to the name of the food. When the packing medium is 
prepared with a sweetener(s) which imparts a taste, flavor or other 
characteristic to the finished food other than sweetness, as for 
example, a mixture of brown sugar and honey, the statement ``------ 
sirup of brown sugar and honey'' the blank to be filled in with the word 
``light'', ``heavy'', or ``extra heavy'', as the case may be, shall be 
included as part of the name or in close proximity to the name of the 
food. When the liquid portion of the packing media provided for in 
paragraphs (c) (1) and (2) of this section consists of fruit juice(s), 
such juice(s) shall be designated in the name of the packing medium as:
    (i) In the case of a single fruit juice, the name of the juice shall 
be used in lieu of the word ``fruit'';
    (ii) In the case of a combination of two or more fruit juices, the 
names of the juices in the order of predominance by weight shall either 
be used in lieu of the word ``fruit'' in the name of the packing medium, 
or be declared on the label as specified in paragraph (d)(3) of this 
section; and
    (iii) In the case of a single fruit juice or a combination of two or 
more fruit juices any of which are made from concentrate(s), the words 
``from concentrate(s)'' shall follow the word ``juice(s)'' in the name 
of the packing medium and in the name(s) of such juice(s) when declared 
as specified in paragraph (d)(3) of this section.
    (3) Whenever the names of the fruit juices used do not appear in the 
name of the packing medium as provided in paragraph (d)(2)(ii) of this 
section, such names and the words ``from contrate'', as specified in 
paragraph (d)(2)(iii) of this section, shall appear in an ingredient 
statement pursuant to the requirements of Sec.  101.3(d) of this 
chapter.
    (4) 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 14414, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 58 FR 2879, Jan. 6, 1993]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 145, Section 130


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