[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 146_CANNED FRUIT JUICES--Table of Contents
Subpart B_Requirements for Specific Standardized Canned Fruit Juices and
Sec. 146.187 Canned prune juice.
(a) Canned prune juice is the food prepared from a water extract of
dried prunes and contains not less than 18.5 percent by weight of water-
soluble solids extracted from dried prunes. The quantity of prune solids
may be adjusted by the concentration, dilution, or both, of the water
extract or extracts made. Such food may contain one or more of the
optional acidifying ingredients specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this
section, in a quantity sufficient to render the food slightly tart; it
may contain honey added within the quantitative limits prescribed by
paragraph (b)(2) of this section; and it may contain added vitamin C in
a quantity prescribed by paragraph (b)(3) of this section. Such food is
sealed in a container and so processed by heat, before or after sealing,
as to prevent spoilage.
(b) The optional ingredients referred to in paragraph (a) of this
(1) One or any combination of two or more of the following
(i) Lemon juice.
(ii) Lime juice.
(iii) Citric acid.
(2) Honey, in a quantity not less than 2 percent and not more than 3
percent by weight of the finished food.
(3) Vitamin C, in a quantity such that the total vitamin C in each 6
fluid ounces of the finished food amounts to not less than 30 milligrams
and not more than 50 milligrams.
(c)(1) The name of the food is ``Prune juice--a water extract of
dried prunes''. For the purposes of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
Act concerning the label declaration of the name of the food, the
explanatory statement ``A water extract of dried prunes'' may appear
immediately below the words ``prune juice'', but there shall be no
intervening written, printed, or graphic matter, and the type used for
the words ``A water extract of dried prunes'' shall be of the same style
and not less than half the print size of the type used for the words
(2)(i) When one or more of the acidifying ingredients specified in
paragraph (b)(1) of this section are used, the label shall bear the
statement ``------ added'' or ``with added ------'', the blank being
filled in with the name or names of the optional ingredients used.
(ii) When honey, as specified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section,
is used the label shall bear the statement ``with ------ honey'' or ``--
---- honey added'', the blank to be filled in with the percent by weight
of the honey in the finished food or with the statement ``between 2 and
(iii) When one or more of the ingredients designated in paragraph
(b)(1) of this section and the ingredient designated in paragraph (b)(2)
of this section are used, the statements specified in paragraphs (c)(2)
(i) and (ii) of this section may be combined, as for example, ``with
lemon juice and between 2 and 3% honey added''.
(iv) When vitamin C is added as provided in paragraph (b)(3) of this
section, it shall be designated on the label as ``vitamin C added'' or
``with added vitamin C''.
(3) Wherever the name of the food appears on the label so
conspicuously as to be easily seen under customary conditions of
purchase, the words specified in this paragraph, showing the optional
ingredients used, shall immediately and conspicuously precede or follow
such name, without intervening written, printed, or graphic matter.
(d) 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 14433, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 58 FR 2882, Jan. 6, 1993]
Additives that reference this regulation: