[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 145_CANNED FRUITS--Table of Contents
Subpart B_Requirements for Specific Standardized Canned Fruits
Sec. 145.134 Canned preserved figs.
(a) Canned preserved figs is the food prepared from one of the
optional fig ingredients specified in paragraph (b) of this section and
the packing medium
specified in paragraph (c) of this section, to which citric acid or
lemon juice or concentrated lemon juice is added, if necessary, in such
quantity as to reduce the pH of the finished product to 4.9 or below.
The figs are precooked in the packing medium, sealed in a container, and
so processed by heat, either before or after sealing, as to prevent
(b) The optional fig ingredients referred to in paragraph (a) of
this section are whole mature figs of the light or dark varieties that
may be either peeled or unpeeled.
(c)(1) The packing medium referred to in paragraph (a) of this
section is prepared from water and one of the following optional
(ii) Invert sugar sirup.
(iii) Any mixture of optional sweetening ingredients designated in
paragraphs (c)(1) (i) and (ii) of this section.
(iv) Any of the optional sweetening ingredients designated in
paragraphs (c)(1) (i), (ii), and (iii) of this section with dextrose:
Provided, That the weight of the solids of dextrose does not exceed one-
third of the total weight of the solids of the combined sweetening
(v) Any of the optional sweetening ingredients designated in
paragraphs (c)(1) (i), (ii), and (iii) of this section with corn sirup
or with dried corn sirup or with glucose sirup or with dried glucose
sirup, or with any two or more of these: Provided, That the weight of
the solids of corn sirup, dried corn sirup, glucose sirup, dried glucose
sirup or the sum of the weights of the solids of corn sirup, dried corn
sirup, glucose sirup, and dried glucose sirup, in case two or more of
these are used, does not exceed one-fourth of the total weight of the
solids of the combined sweetening ingredients.
(vi) Any mixture of the optional ingredients designated in
paragraphs (c)(1) (iv) and (v) of this section.
(2) The density of the packing medium described in paragraph (c)(1)
of this section, as measured on the Brix hydrometer 15 days or more
after the figs are canned, is not less than 50[deg] and not more than
(d)(1) The name of the food is ``Preserved Figs--Precooked in
Sirup''. For the purpose of label declaration, the words ``Precooked in
Sirup'' may appear immediately below the words ``Preserved Figs'', but
there shall be no intervening written, printed, or graphic matter, and
the letters used for the words ``Precooked in Sirup'' shall be of the
same type style and not less than one-half the height of the letters in
the words ``Preserved Figs''.
(2) The label shall indicate which optional fig ingredient specified
in paragraph (b) of this section is used.
(e) Wherever the name of the food appears on the label so
conspicuously as to be easily seen under customary conditions of
purchase, the words herein specified, showing the optional fig
ingredient used, shall immediately and conspicuously precede or follow
such name without intervening written, printed, or graphic matter,
except that the varietal name of the figs may so intervene.
(f) 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 2880, Jan. 6, 1993]
Additives that reference this regulation: