SPECIFICATION

CABOT PASTEURIZED PROCESS AMERICAN CHEESE LOAVES (White or Yellow)

DESCRIPTION:

Cabot American Pasteurized Process Cheese conforms with the current definition and standards of identity for Pasteurized Process cheese under Federal Food and Drug Regulations CFR 21 ¤133.169 and all its amendments.

INGREDIENTS:

American Cheese (milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), water, dry cream, milkfat, sodium phosphates, salt, sorbic acid (preservative), annatto and oleoresin paprika color (if colored).

ALLERGENS:

Milk.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 1.Color: creamy white (white), orange (yellow)
  • 2. Texture: Creamy
  • 3. Flavor: Mild cheddar flavor.

CHEMICAL:

  • 1. Moisture – 40.0%
  • 2. Butterfat -≥50.0% FDB
  • 3. pH – 5.5-5.9
  • 4. Salt – 1.3-2.0%

MICROBIOLOGICAL:

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

SHIPPING AND STORAGE:

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

SHELF LIFE:

270 days from date packaged.