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.

Cite as R.C. § 913.04

History. Effective Date: 07-27-1990