2005 California Food and Agricultural Code Sections 36991-36994 Article 7. Frozen Yogurt
36991. Frozen yogurt is a frozen dairy product. It shall be made from milk, with or without added milk solids, flavoring, or seasoning, which has been pasteurized and afterwards fermented by one or more strains of Lactobacillus bulgaricus, including yogurt strains, Streptococcus thermophilous and Lactobacillus acidophilus. It shall not be pasteurized following fermentation. Fruits may be added before or after the mix is pasteurized and cultured. That product may contain safe and suitable stabilizers or emulsifiers as specified in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations. It shall have a titratable acidity of not less than 0.5 percent expressed as lactic acid, except when flavoring is added that contains no fruit or fruit flavoring the titratable acidity may be reduced to not less than 0.30 percent expressed as lactic acid, contain not more than 10 coliform bacteria per gram, contain not more than 10 colonies per gram each of molds, yeasts, and other fungi, and be free of any other objectionable bacteria that may impair the quality of the product. The product shall weigh not less than 4.0 pounds per gallon. 36992. Frozen yogurt shall contain not less than 3.5 percent milkfat. The milkfat content of frozen fruit yogurt may be reduced to not less than 2.8 percent milkfat. 36993. When offered for sale frozen yogurt shall be labeled with the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor, and shall be labeled, on a panel of the carton or container, with the name of the product and the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor. When the name and address of the distributor are used, the factory license number of the manufacturer shall appear on the carton or container. If fruit is added to any of the products defined in this section, the name of the fruit shall, on the label, precede the name of the product. 36994. Frozen yogurt mix is an unfrozen product that is used in the manufacture of frozen yogurt. It shall comply with all the requirements for frozen yogurt. The use of fruits and flavoring in frozen yogurt mix, as used pursuant to Section 33704, shall be subject to the approval of the secretary.
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