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Categories of Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value

Attachment A of Management Bulletin 05-110 - Appendix B to Title 7 Code of Federal Regulations Part 210 and 220.
  1. Soda Water - a class of beverages made by absorbing carbon dioxide in potable water. The amount of carbon dioxide used is not less than that which will be absorbed by the beverage at a pressure of one atmosphere and at a temperature of 60° F. It either contains no alcohol or only such alcohol, not in excess of 0.5 percent by weight of the finished beverage, as is contributed by the flavoring ingredient used. No product shall be excluded from this definition because it contains artificial sweeteners or discrete nutrients added to the food such as vitamins, minerals, and protein.
  2. Water Ices - does not include water ices which contain fruit or fruit juices.
  3. Chewing Gum.
  4. Certain Candies - processed foods made predominantly from a sweetener or artificial sweetener with a variety of minor ingredients, which characterize the following types:
    1. Hard Candy - a product made predominately from sugar (sucrose) and corn syrup which may be flavored and colored, is characterized by a hard, brittle texture, and includes such items as sour balls, fruit balls, candy sticks, lollipops, after dinner mints, sugar wafers, rock candy, cinnamon candies, breath mints, jaw breakers, and cough drops.
    2. Jellies and Gums - a mixture of carbohydrates that are combined to form a stable gelatinous system of jelly-like character, and are generally flavored and colored, and include gum drops, jelly beans, jellied and fruit-flavored slices.
    3. Marshmallow Candies - an aerated confection composed of sugar, corn syrup, invert sugar, 20 percent water, and gelatin or egg white to which flavors and colors may be added.
    4. Fondant - a product consisting of microscopic-sized sugar crystals that are separated by a thin film of sugar and/or invert sugar in solution, such as candy corn and soft mints.
    5. Licorice - a product made predominantly from sugar and corn syrup that is flavored with an extract made from the licorice root.
    6. Spun Candy - a product made from sugar that has been boiled at high temperature and spun at a high speed on a special machine.
    7. Candy Coated Popcorn - popcorn that is coated with a mixture made predominantly from sugar and corn syrup.
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