(1) Containers used for packaging cottage cheese must be any commercially acceptable multiple use or single service container or packaging material which will satisfactorily protect the contents through the regular channels of trade without significant impairment of quality with respect to flavor or contamination under normal conditions of handling. Caps or covers which extend over the lip of the container must be used on all cups or tubs containing 2 pounds or less to protect the product from contamination during subsequent handling.
(2) The cheese must be packaged in a sanitary manner and automatic filling and capping equipment should be used on all small sizes. Hand filling and capping should be limited to larger containers which cannot be filled and capped mechanically. The containers must be check weighed during the filling operation to assure they are filled uniformly to not less than the stated net weight on the container.
History: Secs. 81-2-102, 81-22-102 MCA; IMP, Secs. 81-2-102, 81-22-102 MCA; Eff. 12/31/72.