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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter CPart 58Subpart B → §58.922


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 58—GRADING AND INSPECTION, GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR APPROVED PLANTS AND STANDARDS FOR GRADES OF DAIRY PRODUCTS
Subpart B—General Specifications for Dairy Plants Approved for USDA Inspection and Grading Service


§58.922   Thermal processing.

The destruction of living organisms shall be performed in one of the following methods:

(a) The complete in-container method, by heating the container and contents to a range of 212 °F to 280 °F for a sufficient time;

(b) By a continuous flow process at or above 280 °F for at least 2 seconds, then packaged aseptically;

(c) The product is first processed according to methods as in paragraph (b) of this section, then packaged and given further heat treatment to complete the process.

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