SPECIFICATION

McCADAM HORSERADISH FLAVORED PASTEURIZED PROCESS CHEDDAR CHEESE

DESCRIPTION:

McCadam Horseradish Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheddar Cheese conforms with the current definition and standards of identity for pasteurized process cheese under Federal Food and Drug Regulations CFR 21 ¤133.169and all its amendments.

INGREDIENTS:

Aged cheddar cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), sodium citrate (an emulsifier), salt, natural horseradish flavor (with other natural flavors).

ALLERGENS:

Milk

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 1. Color: light uniform yellow color.
  • 2. Texture: medium firm and smooth body. Occasional small round openings.
  • 3. Flavor: characteristic sharp cheddar flavor with a pronounced horseradish flavor.

CHEMICAL:

  • 1. Moisture – <43.0%
  • 2. Butterfat ->50.0% FDB
  • 3. pH – 5.3-5.6
  • 4. Salt – 2.0-2.5%

MICROBIOLOGICAL:

  • 1. Coliforms – <10/gram
  • 2. Yeast & Mold – <100/gram
  • 3. No pathogenic bacteria

SHIPPING AND STORAGE:

Product shall be shipped and stored at 35-45°F.

SHELF LIFE:

270 days from date packaged