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Subject 40-2-10 FROZEN DESSERT MIXES

Rule 40-2-10-.01 Frozen Dessert Mixes

(1) Only mixes for ice cream, and other frozen milk products completely pasteurized by methods approved by the Department of Agriculture shall be used. All containers shall be sealed and correctly tagged with the name of the manufacturer and date of packaging. The Commissioner of Agriculture shall prohibit the use of any mix which is not pasteurized in accordance with requirements of the Department of Agriculture.
(2) Mix may be repasteurized during the normal rerun of a fresh product and may be reheated in a heat treatment retail dispensing soft serve freezer to pasteurization temperature or other similar methods acceptable to the Commissioner of Agriculture. Product leaving the manufacturing plant may not be repasteurized except where transported directly to another dairy plant.
(3) Frozen dessert mixes at no time after pasteurization shall have a bacterial plate count in excess of 50,000 bacteria per gram (except cultured mixes where standard plate count is not required), or a maximum coliform of 10 per gram.
(4) Mix used for ice cream or other frozen desserts shall be refrigerated immediately when received and kept in refrigeration at a temperature of not over 45°F except in processes such as heat treatment dispensing freezers or other similar methods acceptable to the Commissioner of Agriculture that maintain microbiological quality by elevating the temperature of the product maintaining it at a prescribed time and temperature interval then cooling it below 45°F.

Rule 40-2-10-.02 Repealed