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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 510. Rules and Regulations Governing the Production, Processing, and Sale of Ice Cream, Frozen Desserts, and Similar Products

2VAC5-510-170. Artificially sweetened ice cream or frozen dietary dairy dessert; identity; label statement of optional ingredients; artificially sweetened ice ....

A. Artificially sweetened ice cream or frozen dietary dairy dessert means ice cream manufactured, prepared, or processed for consumption by persons who wish to restrict their intake of ordinary sweetening ingredients and shall conform to the definition and standard of identity prescribed for ice cream in 2VAC5-510-30, except that it shall be sweetened with an artificial sweetening agent and contains edible carbohydrates other than sugar. The artificial sweetening agent and the edible carbohydrates shall be approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration and no sugars other than those naturally present in the milk solids or flavoring agent shall be added thereto.

B. The manufacturer shall place the product in packages or containers which shall be conspicuously labeled either "artificially sweetened" immediately preceding the words "ice cream" in similar type at least one-half the size of the type used for the words "ice cream" and on the same contrasting background, or "frozen dietary dairy dessert."

C. The label shall also contain a statement in terms of percentage by weight of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, the total number of calories per ounce, the number of calories contributed by carbohydrates and any carbohydrates other than lactose, and the name of each ingredient entering into the composition other than flavors.

D. The following statement shall appear conspicuously following the declaration of the artificial sweetener used, such as "Contains.... % saccharine, (or sodium salt of saccharine, as the case may be), a non-nutritive artificial sweetener which should be used only by persons who must restrict their intake of ordinary sweets." The blank is to be filled in with the percent by weight of saccharine or other artificial sweetener in said product.

E. The product shall not be sold in any manner other than in sealed or unbroken packages or containers from one or more separate compartments of a refrigerated container or cabinet.

F. Artificially sweetened ice cream mix or frozen dietary dairy dessert mix is the pasteurized unfrozen combination of ingredients that when frozen while stirring will produce a product conforming to the definition of artificially sweetened ice cream or frozen dietary dairy dessert.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-5201 and 3.2-5212 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-03 § 3.15, eff. December 11, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 10, eff. March 18, 1987; Volume 24, Issue 17, eff. June 12, 2008.

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