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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

2VAC5-510-290. Mellorine; identity; label statement of ingredients; mellorine mix.

A. Mellorine conforms to the definition and standard of identity, and is subject to the requirements for optional ingredients, prescribed for ice cream by 2VAC5-510-30, except that in place of optional dairy ingredients containing butterfat as permitted pursuant to 2VAC5-510-30 C, edible fats or oils other than milkfat are used, and provided further that the weight of edible fats or oils other than milkfat, is not less than 10% of the weight of the finished mellorine and the weight of the milk solids not fat is not less than 10% of the weight of the finished mellorine, except that when one or more of the bulky optional ingredients as specified in 2VAC5-510-30 B 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 are used, the weight of the edible fats or oils other than milkfat and the combined weight of edible fats or oils other than milkfat and milk solids not fat, exclusive of any fat and milk solids not fat in any malted milk used, are not less than 10% and 20% respectively, of the remainder obtained by subtracting the weight of such optional ingredients as provided in 2VAC5-510-30 A, from the weight of the finished mellorine, but in no case is the weight of edible fats or oils other than milkfat, or the combined weight of edible fats and oils other than milkfat and milk solids not fat to be less than 8.0% and 16% respectively of the weight of the finished mellorine, and that whenever provisions appear in 2VAC5-510-30 referring to milkfat, it shall be understood to be edible fats or oils other than milkfat in the case of mellorine.

B. The name of the product is "mellorine."

C. When any artificial color is used in mellorine, directly or as a component of any other ingredient, the label shall bear the statement, "artificially colored," "artificial coloring added," "with added artificial color," or "...., an artificial color added," the blank to be filled in with the common or usual name of the artificial color; or in lieu thereof, in case the artificial color is a component of another ingredient, "...., artificially colored."

D. If both artificial color and artificial flavoring are used, the label statements may be combined.

E. Mellorine shall be manufactured in the form of servings individually packaged, bagged, or otherwise wrapped, properly labeled and purveyed to the consumer in its original plant sealed container.

F. The label on a package of mellorine shall conform to the provisions of 2VAC5-510-30 G and in addition to other required information shall include the name "Mellorine" in a conspicuous manner. Mellorine may not be designated by the use of the word "cream" or its phonetic equivalent.

G. Mellorine mix is the pasteurized unfrozen combination of ingredients that when frozen while stirring will produce a product conforming to the definition of mellorine.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-03 § 3.27, 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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