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Title 21Chapter ISubchapter BPart 163Subpart B → §163.153


Title 21: Food and Drugs
PART 163—CACAO PRODUCTS
Subpart B—Requirements for Specific Standardized Cacao Products


§163.153   Sweet chocolate and vegetable fat coating.

(a) Description. Sweet chocolate and vegetable fat coating is the food that conforms to the definition and standard of identity, and is subject to the requirements for label declaration of ingredients for sweet chocolate in §163.123, except that one or more optional ingredients specified in paragraph (b) of this section are used. Compliance with the requirement in §163.123(a)(2) limiting the total milk solids content to less than 12 percent by weight shall be calculated by including only those dairy ingredients referred to in §163.123(b)(4), exclusive of any added sweetener or other dairy-derived ingredient that is added beyond that amount that is normally present in the specified dairy ingredient.

(b) Optional ingredients. (1) Safe and suitable vegetable derived fats, oils, and stearins other than cacao fat. The fats, oils, and stearins may be hydrogenated;

(2) Safe and suitable dairy-derived ingredients; and

(3) Safe and suitable bulking agents, formulation aids, humectants, and texturizers.

(c) Nomenclature. The name of the food is “sweet chocolate and vegetable fat coating”. Alternatively, the common or usual name of the vegetable derived fat ingredient may be used in the name of the food, e.g., “sweet chocolate and ___ oil coating”, the blank being filled in with the common or usual name of the specific vegetable fat used.

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