913.04 Administrative rules.

(A) The director of agriculture shall adopt rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code which:

(1) Require all canneries to comply with regulations adopted by the United States food and drug administration in 21 C.F.R. 110.3 to 110.110 , as amended;

(2) Require all canneries thermally processing low-acid foods packed in hermetically sealed containers to comply with regulations adopted by the United States food and drug administration in 21 C.F.R. 113.3 . to 113.100, as amended;

(3) Require all canneries thermally processing acidified foods packed in hermetically sealed containers to comply with regulations adopted by the United States food and drug administration in 21 C.F.R. 114.3 . to 114.100, as amended;

(4) Require all canneries, except those canneries required to register with the United States food and drug administration under 21 C.F.R. 108.35 , to provide the director, prior to the processing of any food product, with scheduled processes for each processing method utilized, including all of the following:

(a) The type of processing equipment used;

(b) The type of retort or other thermal processing equipment used;

(c) Minimum initial temperatures;

(d) Time and temperature of processing;

(e) Sterilizing value or other equivalent scientific evidence of process adequacy;

(f) Critical control factors affecting heat penetration.

(5) Establish standards of identity, quality, and fill for canned foods.

(B) No person shall violate any rule adopted under this section.

Effective Date: 07-27-1990