901:3-31-06 Requirements concerning ingredients and other articles used in preparation of products.

(A) All ingredients and other articles used in the preparation of any product shall be clean, sound, healthful, wholesome, and otherwise such as will not result in the product being adulterated. Establishments shall furnish inspectors with accurate information on all procedures involved in product preparation including product composition.

(B) Only those animal or natural casings which have been carefully washed and thoroughly flushed with safe water immediately before stuffing and are suitable for containers, and are clean, shall be used, except that preflushed animal casings packed in salt or salt and glycerine solution or other approved medium may be used without additional flushing, provided they are found to be clean and otherwise acceptable and are thoroughly rinsed before use.

(1) Hog and sheep casings intended for use as containers of product may be treated by soaking in or applying thereto sound, fresh pineapple juice or papain or bromelin or pancreatic extract to permit the enzymes contained in these substances to act on the casings to make them less resistant. The casings shall be handled in a clean and sanitary manner throughout and the treatment shall be followed by washing and flushing the casings with safe water sufficiently to effectively remove the substance used and terminate the enzymatic action.

(2) On account of the invariable presence of bone splinters, detached spinal cords shall not be used in the preparation of edible product other than for a rendering where they constitute a suitable raw material.

(3) The use of lungs, eyes, udders, ears, liquid or dried blood, spinal cords, intestines, testicles, tonsils, cracklings or crackling meal is prohibited in food for human consumption, except blood for blood pudding.

(4) Poultry products and egg products (other than shell eggs) which are intended for use as ingredients of meat food products shall be considered acceptable for such use only when identified as having been inspected and passed for wholesomeness by the department or the USDA and when found to be sound and otherwise acceptable when presented for use.

(5) Dry milk products which are intended for use as ingredients of meat food products shall be considered acceptable for such use only when produced in a plant approved by the department or the USDA, and when found to be sound and otherwise acceptable when presented for use.

(6) Ingredients for use in any product may not bear or contain any pesticide chemical or other residues in excess of levels permitted by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, regulations promulgated under this Act and/or administrative guidelines referring to this Act.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/10/2010 and 02/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3715.69 , 3715.02
Rule Amplifies: 3715.02 , 3715.62
Prior Effective Dates: 5-11-74