SPECIFICATION

CABOT VERMONT FRESH COTTAGE CHEESE WITH Vitamin D3

DESCRIPTION:

Cabot Cottage Cheese conforms to the current definition and standards of identity for cottage cheese under Federal Food and Drug Regulations CFR 21 ¤133.128 and its amendments. Vitamin D3 has been added for added nutritional value.

INGREDIENTS:

Cultured pasteurized skim milk, milk, cream, salt, grade A whey, grade A lactose, guar gum, carrageenan, locust bean gum, citric acid, lactic acid, phosphoric acid, natural flavoring, cultured grade A skim milk, Vitamin D3, enzymes.

ALLERGENS:

Milk

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

This product shall contain curds of uniform size. A uniform layer of cream will surround the curd particles with a minimum amount of free cream present. Any excess cream will be of thick consistency. The product will be white to light cream in color, and will have a mildly acidic, pleasant flavor.

CHEMICAL:

  • 1. Butterfat – 4.0% minimum
  • 2. Moisture – <80.0%
  • 3. pH – 5.0 + 0.1

MICROBIOLOGICAL:

  • 1. Coliforms: <10/gram
  • 2. Yeast/Mold: <100/gram

PACKAGING:

Product will be packaged in tamper evident, clean, food grade containers.

COOLING:

Product will be placed in a 34-40°F cooler with adequate air circulation to cool quickly to 40°F.

SHIPPING AND STORAGE:

Product will be stored and shipped at 34-40°F.

SHELF LIFE:

This product has a shelf life of 50 days from date of manufacture. The pull date is stamped on the bottom or on the lid of each container.

KOSHER:

Product is OU-D kosher.