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.
- 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.
- Water Ices - does not include water ices
which contain fruit or fruit juices.
- Chewing Gum.
- Certain Candies - processed foods made predominantly
from a sweetener or artificial sweetener with a variety of minor
ingredients, which characterize the following types:
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Licorice - a product made predominantly
from sugar and corn syrup that is flavored with an extract
made from the licorice root.
- Spun Candy - a product made from sugar
that has been boiled at high temperature and spun at a high
speed on a special machine.
- Candy Coated Popcorn - popcorn that is
coated with a mixture made predominantly from sugar and
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