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Product Categories and Products

ATTACHMENT 26


 List Of Product Categories and Products 1,2
(1) Each product category includes all forms of products which
belong to the category, e.g., ready-to-serve, almost ready-to-serve
i.e. heat and serve, brown and serve), dry mix, concentrate, dough
and butter. However, reference amounts for the products which require
further preparation before consumption, e.g., dry mix, concentrate, dough,
and butter, are the amounts required to make the reference amount
specified for each product unless the reference amount is provided
 specially for the unprepared form of the product.
 
(2)Imitation or substitute products belong to the same product
categories as the products they imitate or for which they substitute.
       PRODUCT CATEGORY                                       PRODUCT
 
 
INFANT AND TODDLER FOODS
 
 
 Cereal, dry Instant                                           All dry Instant cereal, regular and high protein, with or without fruit. which have been specially
                                                               formulated or processed for use by infants up to 12 months of age.
 
 Cereal,. prepared, reedy-to-serve                             All reedy~to~serve (e.g.. prepared and jarred) cereal, regular and high protein, with or without fruit, which
                                                               have been specially formulated or processed for use by infants up to 12 months of age.
 
 
Other cereal and grain products. dry reed~t~eat, e.g.,         Teething biscuits, cookies, pretzels, toasts, zwieback, and any other similar cereal-grain products which
reedy~to~eat cereals. cookie., teething biscuits, and toasts   have been specially formulated or processed for use by infants up to 12 months of age, and reed~t~eat
                                                               cereals which ha'~ been specially formulated Of processed for use by Infants and/or toddlers one through
                                                               three yearn of age.
 
 
 Dinners, desserts, fruits, vegetables or soups, dry mix       Dry instant dinners, dessert., fruits. vegetables, and soups which have been specially formulated or
                                                               processed for use by infants up to 12 months of age (e.g., macaroni and cheese dinner mixes. cobbler
                                                               mixes, pudding mixes, fruit mixes, carrots with rice mixes).
 
 
Dinners. desserts. fruits, vegetables or soups, ready~to~      Ready~to~serve (e.g.. prepared and jarred) dinners, desserts, fruits. vegetables, and soups which have
serve, junior type                                             been specially formulated or processed for use by older infants (e.g., 9 months or older). The following
                                                               products belong to this category: products labeled as "junior;" products labeled es "stage 3" or any other
                                                               descriptive terms which indicate that the product is intended for use by older infants.                      
 
 
Dinners, desserts, fruits, vegetables or soups, ready~to~      Ready~to~serve (e.g., prepared end jarred) dinners, desserts, fruits, vegetables, and soups which ha~
serve, strained type                                           been specially formulated or processed for use by younger infants (e.g., less then 9 months). The
                                                               following products belong to this category: products labeled as "strained;" products labeled as "stage 1 -
                                                               or "stage 2;" products which bear any other descriptive terms which indicate that the product is intended
                                                               for use by younger infants; and products labeled as "baby food" or not specified as to the target age of
                                                               the infants.                                                                                               
 
 
 
 
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  PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT                                                                                                                                                
  
 Dinners, stew or soups for toddlers, ready-to-serve             Ready-to-serve (e.g., prepared and jarred)dinners, stews, and soups which have been specially                            
                                                                formulated or processed for consumption by young children one through three years of age.  The           
                                                                following products belong to this category: products labeled as "toddler", "table time", "graduate," and  
                                                                any other descriptive terms which indicate that the product is specially formulated or processed for use         
                                                                by toddlers.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                           
 Fruits for toddlers, ready-to-serve                            Ready-to-serve (e.g., prepared and jarred) fruits which have been specially formulated or processed for  
                                                                consumption by young children one through three years of age.  The following products belong to this   
                                                                category:  products labeled as "toddler," "table time," "graduates," "finger foods," and any other     
                                                                descriptive terms which indicate the the product is specially formulated or processed for use by toddlers.            
                                                                                                                                                           
            
 Vegetables for toddlers, ready-to-serve                        Ready-to-serve (e.g., prepared and jarred) vegetables which have been specially formulated or processed  
                                                                for consumption by young children one through three years of age.  The following products belong to this
                                                                category:  products labeled as "toddler," "table time," "graduates," "finger foods," and any other    
                                                                descriptive terms which indicate that the product is specially formulated or processed for use by toddler.            
                                                                                                                                                           
 Eggs/egg yolks, ready-to-serve                                 Ready-to-serve (e.g., prepared and jarred) products whose major ingredient is eggs or egg yolks and      
                                                                which have been specially formulated for use by infants up to 12 months of age.        
                                                                                                                                                           
 Juices, all varieties                                          All juices which have been specially formulated or processed for use by infants up to 12 months of age.
                                
GENERAL FOOD SUPPLY (for Person 4 years of Age or Older)
 BAKERY PRODUCTS:                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                           
 Biscuits, croissants, bagels, tortillas, soft bread sticks, soft     All biscuits, croissants, English muffins, bagels, and tortillas; soft bread sticks; soft pretzels; cornbread,     
 pretzels, corn bread, hush puppies                                   hush puppies                                                         
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                      NOTE:  For hand bread sticks, see crackers                          
                                                       
Breads {excluding sweet quick  type}, rolls                           All breads except sweet quick type breads (e.g., white, wheat,                                                                            rye, multi-grain, raisin, and soda bread);             
                                                                      all rolls other than sweet rolls (e.g., dinner rolls, hamburger rolls, hot dog rolls).             
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                      NOTE: Sweet rolls belong to the "Coffee cakes..." category.         
  
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT                               
                                                                                                                                           
 Brownies                                                              All brownies.                                                       
                                                                                                                                           
 Cakes, heavy weight (cheese cake; pineapple upside-down               All cheese cakes, pineapple upside-down cake, and all cakes which contain 35 percent or more fruit,
 cake; fruit, nut and vegetables cakes with more than or               nuts, or vegetables (e.g., Christmas fruit cake).  Cakes in this category typically weight 10 g or more per       
 equal to 35 percent of the finished weight as fruit, nuts, or         cubic inch.                                                        
 vegetables)                                                                                                                               
 
                                                                                                                                     
 Cakes, medium weight (chemically leavened cake with or                All chemically leavened cakes with or without Icing or filling except those included in the heavy or the          
 without Icing or filling except those classified as light             light weight cake categories and all cakes which contain less than 35 percent fruit, nuts, or vegetable -         
 weight cake; fruit, nut, and vegetable cake with less than            Includes Boston cream pies, jelly rolls, tortes, cupcakes, eclairs and cream puffs.  Cakes in this category       
 35 percent of the finished weight as fruit, nuts, or                  typically weight 4 g or more but less than 10 g per cubic inch.   
 vegetables; light weight cake with Icing; Boston cream pie;                                                              
 cupcake; eclair; cream puff)                                                                                             
                                                                                                                           
 Cakes, light weight (angel food, chiffon, or sponge cake               Angel food, chiffon, or sponge cake without Icing or filling or heavy ingredients (e.g., chocolate chips,        
 without Icing or filling)                                             fruit, nuts, vegetables) which are not customarily recognized ingredients of these cakes. Cakes in this           
                                                                       category typically weigh less than 4 g per cubic inch.            
                                                                                                                           
 Coffee cakes, crumb cakes, doughnuts, Danish, sweet                   All coffee cakes, crumbcakes, doughnuts, Danish, and sweet rolls with or without Icing or filling; all            
 rolls, sweet quick type breads, muffins, toaster pastries             sweet quick type breads (e.g., banana nut bread, cranberry nut bread, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread); all         
                                                                       muffins other than English muffin; corn muffin toaster, raisin bran toasties; toaster pastries with or            
                                                                       without filling or icing (e.g., pop tarts, toasters tarts, breakfast tarts).      
                                                                                                                           
 Cookies                                                               All cookies, sweet biscuits (e.g., tea biscuits), lady fingers.    
                                                                                                                                           
 Crackers that are usually not used as snack; melba toast,             Saltines, soda crackers, oyster crackers; crisp breads; rice crackers (excluding rice cracker snack mixes);       
 hard bread sticks, ice cream cones                                    melba toast; hard bread sticks; puffed cereal-grain cakes (e.g., rice, wheat, or corn cakes); all types of        
                                                                       ice cream cones and cups.                                          
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                       NOTE:  Cracker and cheese placed separately in the same container (e.g., cracker and cheese snack 
                                                                       pack) belong to two product categories, the "Cheese, all others..." category and the "Crackers that are           
                                                                       usually used as snacks" category.  The reference amount for this type of product is the sum of the
                                                                       reference amounts for the individual foods ([section] 101.12(1)), I.e., 60 g.  The reference amount of all crackers   
                                                                       included in these packages (including saltines, soda crackers, etc.) is 30 g because these products are           
                                                                       intended for snacks.                                               
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                      PRODUCT                                             
                                                                                                                                           
 Crackers that are usually used as snacks                               All crackers with the exception of those listed in the "Crackers that are not usually used as snacks..."         
                                                                        category, including sweet crackers (e.g., graham or animal crackers) and sandwich crackers (e.g., cheese          
                                                                        and peanut butter sandwich crackers).                             
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                        NOTE:  Crackers and cheese placed separately in the same container (e.g., cracker and cheese snack
                                                                        pack) belong to two product categories, the "Cheese, all others..." category and the "Crackers that are          
                                                                        usually used as snacks" category.  The reference amount for this type of product is the sum of the
                                                                        reference amounts for the individual foods ([section] 101.12{1}), I.e., 60.  The reference amount of all crackers
                                                                        included in these packages (Including saltines, soda crackers, etc.)  Is 30 g because these products are         
                                                                        intended for snacks.                                              
                                                                                                                                           
 Croutone                                                               All croutone.                                                     
                                                                                                                                           
 French toast, pancakes, variety mixes                                  All French toast and pancakes, and variety mixes to make pancakes, waffles, etc. (e.g., Bisquick).
                        
Grain-based bars with or without filling or coating, e.g.,              All breakfast bars, granola bars, and similar types of products made of cereal-grains with or without filling    
 breakfast bars, granola bars, rice cereal bars                         or coating (e.g., Rice Krispies bar, Sunbelt's Peanut Butter Natural, Kellogg's Nutri-grain cereal bars).        
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                        NOTE:  For toaster pastries, see coffee cakes.                    
                                                                                                                                           
 Pies, cobblers, fruit crisps, turnover, other pastries                 Pies, dessert-type turnover, fruit crisps, and other pastries with fruit filling (e.g., cobblers, strudel);      
                                                                        blintzes; dessert-type crapes.                                    
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                        NOTE:  Eclairs and cream puffs are Included in the "Cakes, medium weight..." category.           
                                                                                                                                           
 Pie crust                                                              All pie crusts.                                                   
                                                                                                                                           
 Pizza crust                                                            All pizza crusts and bread shells.                                
                                                                                                                                           
 Taco shells, hard                                                      All hard taco and tostado shells.                                 
                                                                                                                                           
 Waffles                                                                All waffles.                                                      
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT                              
                                                                                                                                           
           BEVERAGES:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                           
 Carbonated and noncarbonated beverages, wine coolers,                    All types of carbonated drinks (e.g., soft drinks) and noncarbonated drinks (e.g., Kool Aids, sports           
 water                                                                    drinks); wine coolers; all types of bottled water (e.g., carbonated, mineral and spring water).
                                                                                                                                           
 Coffee or tea, flavored and sweetened                                    Dry instant coffee with sugar and/or cream substitute (e.g., international coffee such as mocha,
                                                                          cappuccino); Iced tea mix with sugar.                            
                                                                                                                                           
           CEREALS AND OTHER GRAIN PRODUCTS:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                           
 Breakfast cereals (hot cereal type), hominy grits                        All types of hot breakfast cereals (regular, quick, and instant), plain and flavored with or without           
                                                                          sweetener and/or fruits or nuts; and cereal-grains that are used as hot breakfast cereals (e.g., hominy        
                                                                          grits).                                                         
                                                                                                                                           
 Breakfast cereals, ready-to-eat, weighing less than 20 g                 All ready-to-eat breakfast cereals which less than 20 per cup.  Products which belong to this  
 per cup, e.g., plain puffed cereal grains                                category are too numerous to list here and therefore, we have provided a separate list (see attachment         
                                                                          1).  Manufacturers should use the density information (i.e., g/cup) presented in this list to classify         
                                                                          products in the appropriate category                            
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                          NOTE: If a manufacturer disagree with USDA's density, the manufacturer can petition FDA to reclassify          
                                                                          the product category for the petitioned cereal.  The petitioner must follow the petition process described     
                                                                          in [section] 101.12(h).                                         
                                                                                                                                           
 Breakfast cereals, ready-to-eat, weighing 20 g or more but               All ready-to-eat breakfast cereals which weigh more than 20 g and less than 43 g per cup.  Products            
 less than 43 g per cup; high  fiber cereals containing 28 g              which belong to this category are too numerous to list here and therefore, we have provided a separate         
 or more of fiber per 100 g                                               list (see attachment 1).  Manufacturer should use the density information (i.e., g/cup) presented in this      
                                                                          list to classify products in the appropriate category.          
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                          NOTE: If a manufacturer disagrees with USDA's density, the manufacturer can petition FDA to reclassify         
                                                                          the product category for the petitioned cereal.  The petitioner must follow the petition process described     
                                                                          in [section] 101.12(h).                                         
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT                              
                                                                                                                         
 Breakfast cereals, ready-to-eat, weighing 43 g or more per               All ready-to-eat- breakfast cereals which weigh 43 g or more per cup and large biscuit type ready-to-eat       
 cup; biscuit types                                                       breakfast cereals (e.g., large shredded wheat biscuit). Products which belong to this category are too         
                                                                          numerous to list here and therefore, we have provided a separate list (see attachment 1).  Manufacturers       
                                                                          should use the density information (i.e., g/cup) presented in this list to classify production in the          
                                                                          appropriate category.                                           
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                          NOTE:  If a manufacturer disagree with USDA's density, the manufacturer can petition FDA to    
                                                                          reclassify the product category for the petitioned cereal.  The petitioner must follow the petition process    
                                                                          described in [section] 101.12(h).                               
                                                                                                                                           
 Bran or wheat grain                                                      All plain brans and wheat grains are not processed ready-to-eat breakfast cereals.             
                           
 Flours or cornmeal                                                       All what and other cereal-grain flours (e.g., rice flours corn flour) and cornmeal.            
                                                                                                                                           
 Grains, e.g., rice, barley, plain                                        All plains whole grains (e.g., rice, wheat, barley, millet).    
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                          NOTE:  Flavored rice with or without sauce (e.g., dry flavored rice mixes; rice with cream sauce, cheese       
                                                                          sauce, tomato-based sauce, etc.) belong to the "Mixed Dishes":  measurable with cup" category. 
                                                                                                                                           
 Pastes, plain                                                            All parts (e.g., spaghetti, vermicelli, lasagna, macaroni) and noodles without sauce or seasoning mixes.       
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                          NOTE:  Pasta and noodle products with sauce (e.g., cream sauce, cheese sauce, tomato-bases sauce) or           
                                                                          seasoning mix belong to the "Mixed Dishes:  measurable with cup" category.     
                                                                                                                                           
 Pastes, dry, ready-to-eat, e.g., fried canned chow main                  Dry ready-to-eat noodles and pastas (e.g., fried chow main noodles).           
 noodles                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                           
 Starches, e.g., cornstarch, potato starch, tapioca, etc.                 All starches including cornstarch, potato starch, and tapioca.  
                                                                                                                                           
 Stuffing                                                                 All stuffings including stuffing and rice stuffing.             
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT                              
 DAIRY PRODUCTS AND SUBSTITUTES                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                           
 Cheese, cottage                                                           All cottage cheese (regular and low fat) except for dry cottage cheese.       
                                                                                                                                           
 Cheese used primarily as ingredients, e.g., dry cottage                   All dry cottage cheese and ricotta cheese.                     
 cheese, ricotta cheese                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                           
 Cheese, grated hard, e.g., Parmesan, Romano                               All hard grated cheese including grated Parmesan and Romano cheese.           
                                                                                                                                           
 Cheese, all others except those listed as separate                        All natural and processed cheese products (including cheese whiz) other than cottage cheese, ricotta          
 categories--including cream cheese and cheese spread                      cheese , and grated hard cheese.                               
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                           NOTE:  Cheese sauce belongs to the "Minor main entree sauce..." category.  Cracker and cheese placed          
                                                                           In the same container (e.g., cracker and cheese snack pack) belong to two product categories, "Cheese,        
                                                                           all others..." category and "Crackers that are usually used as snacks..." category.  The reference amount     
                                                                           for this type of product is the sum of the reference amounts for the individual foods ([section] 101.12(f)), i.e.,    
                                                                           60 g.  The reference amount of all crackers included in these packages (including saltines, soda crackers,    
                                                                           etc.) is 30 g because these products are intended for snacks.  
                                                                                                                                           
 Cream or cream substitutes, fluid                                         All types of fluid cream (light and heavy) and cream substitutes (e.g., coffee whitener).     
                                                                                                                                           
 Cream or cream substitutes, powder                                        All powdered cream and cream substitutes (e.g., coffee whitener).             
                                                                                                                                           
 Cream, half & half                                                        Fluid cream containing half cream and half milk.               
                                                                                                                                           
 Eggnog                                                                    All eggnogs                                                    
                                                                                                                                           
 Milk, condensed, undiluted                                                All condensed milk.                                            
                                                                                                                                           
 Milk, evaporated, undiluted                                               All evaporated milk.                                           
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT                              
                                                                                                                
 Milk, milk-based drinks, e.g., instant breakfast, meal                 All milk, regular and flavored (e.g., chocolate milk) of any fat content; all milk-based meal replacements       
 replacement, cocoa                                                     e.g., Sago, Slender, etc.); all hot cocoa; malted milk beverages, and all other milk-based beverages (e.g.,      
                                                                        Nestle's Quik) with the exception of milkshakes.  Milk-based beverages mean that milk and milk-derived            
                                                                        Ingredients are the major ingredient of the beverage when prepared for consumption.  For example, a dry          
                                                                        beverage mix product may not contain milk or milk-derived ingredients.  However, if the package  
                                                                        direction recommends adding milk to make the beverage for consumption, the product is classified as a            
                                                                        milk-based beverage.                                              
                                                                                                                                           
 Shakes or shake substitutes, e.g., dairy shake mixes, fruit            All milkshakes, dairy-based shake mixes (e.g., Alba shake mix), and foamy beverage mixes mimicking
 frost mixes                                                            shakes such as fruit-based or fruit-flavored shakes (e.g., fruit frost mix).     
                                                                                                                                           
 Sour Cream                                                             All sour cream and sour cream substitutes.                        
                                                                                                                                           
 Yogurt                                                                 All yogurts, plain, flavored, and sweetened with or without fruit, nuts, and other ingredients (e.g.,            
                                                                        granola) packaged together or in separate compartments that are mixed together for consumption.  
                                                                                                                                           
           DESSERTS:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                           
 ice cream, ice milk, frozen yogurt, sherbet:  all types, bulk          All types of ice cream, ice milk, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and other milk-based frozen desserts (e.g.,            
 and novelties e.g., bars, sandwiches, cones)                          creamsicle, dreamsicle, fudgesicle, pudding pops), frozen custard; bulk and novelties (e.g., bars,
                                                                        sandwiches, cones, slices), hard and soft-serve.                  
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                        NOTE:  Nonmilk-based frozen desserts belong to the "Frozen flavored and sweetened ice and pops..."
                                                                        category.                                                         
                                                                                                                                           
 Frozen flavored and sweetened ice and pops, frozen fruit               Frozen flavored and sweetened ice and pops (e.g., popsicles, flavor ice, snow cones, slurpees), and
 juices:  all types, bulk and novelties (e.g., bars, cups)              frozen fruit juices: bulk and novelties (e.g., bars, cups, slices).
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                        NOTE:  Unfrozen flavor ice belongs to this category.              
                                                                                                                                           
 Sundae                                                                 All sundaes.                                                      
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT                              
Custards, gelatin or pudding                                            All types of custards, gelatin desserts (e.g., Jell-O), mouses, and puddings (flavored and unflavored).         
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                         NOTE:  Frozen custards, gelatins and puddings belong to the appropriate frozen desserts category listed         
                                                                         above.                                                            
                                                                                                                                           
           DESSERT TOPPINGS AND FILLINGS:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                           
 Cake frostings or icings                                                All cake frostings and icings.                                   
                                                                                                                                           
 Other dessert toppings, e.g., fruits, syrups, spreads,                  All dessert toppings other than cake frostings and icings (e.g., butterscotch, caramel, chocolate, fudge,       
 marshmallow cream, nuts, dairy and non-dairy whipped                    fruit, marshmallow cream, and nut topping): dairy and non-dairy whipped toppings; dessert spreads (e.g.,        
 toppings                                                                Nutella).                                                        
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                         Note:  Chocolate and sugar sprinkles are included in this "Baking decorations ..." category under the           
                                                                         Miscellaneous category.                                          
                                                                                                                                           
 Pie fillings                                                            All pie fillings including fruit, minced meat, and pumpkin pie filling.         
                                                                                                                                           
           EGG AND EGG SUBSTITUTES:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                           
 Egg mixtures, e.g., egg too young, scrambled eggs,                      Egg too young, scrambled eggs, omelets, and other mixtures having eggs as the major ingredient. 
 omelets                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                           
 Eggs (all sizes)                                                        All whole poultry eggs:                                          
                                                                                                                                           
 Egg substitutes                                                         All egg substitutes.                                             
                                                                                                                                           
           FATS AND OILS:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                           
 Butter, margarine, oil, shortening                                      All types of butter and margarine (regular, diet, liquid, and whipped); spreads; oils; and shortenings.         
                                                                                                                                           
 Butter replacement, powder                                              Powdered butter replacements (e.g., Butter Buds).                
 
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Dressings for salads                                                     All salad dressings except mayonnaise, sandwich spreads, and mayonnaise-type dressings which      
                                                                         substitute for mayonnaise (e.g., Miracle Whip).  Examples are Blue or Roquefort cheese dressing, Caesar         
                                                                         dressing, coleslaw dressing, feta cheese dressing, French dressing, fruit dressing, honey mustard  
                                                                         dressing, Italian dressing, Russian dressing, Green Goddess dressing, creamy dressing (e.g., creamy
                                                                         cucumber, creamy Italian, dressings made with sour cream), buttermilk dressing (e.g., ranch dressing),          
                                                                         and Thousand Island dressing.  
                                                                                                                 
 Mayonnaise, sandwich spreads, mayonnaise-type                           All mayonnaise, sandwich spreads, and mayonnaise-type dressings which substitutes for mayonnaise or
 dressings                                                               sandwich spread (e.g., Miracle Whip).         
                                                                                                                 
 Spray types                                                             Nonstick cooking sprays (e.g., Pam).         
                                                                                                                 
 FISH, SHELLFISH, GAME MEATS, AND MEAT OR                                                                        
 POULTRY SUBSTITUTES:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                 
 Bacon substitutes, canned anchovies, anchovy pastes,                    Meatless bacon strips, breakfast strips, canned anchovy, anchovy paste, and caviar.
 caviar                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Substitutes for bacon bits belong to the "Salad and potato toppers..." category.           
                                                                                                                 
 Dried, e.g., jerky                                                      All dried fish, shellfish, game meats, and meat or poultry substitutes having a water to protein ratio of       
                                                                         less than 2:1, e.g., fish jerky.
                                                                                                                 
 Entrees with sauce, e.g. fish with cream sauce, shrimp                  All raw and cooked fish, shellfish, game meat, and meat or poultry substitute products with sauce or             
 with lobster sauce                                                      gravy of which fish, shellfish, game meat, and meat or poultry substitute are the major ingredient.
                                                                         Examples are fish divan, creamed fish,. shrimp with lobster sauce, sweet and sour shrimp. shrimp  
                                                                         cocktail, Seafood Newburg, scallops with cheese sauce, meatless salisbury steak with gravy, mock  
                                                                         chicken leg with cream sauce, and isolated wheat gluten with sauce.  These products are often used as           
                                                                         toppings for rice, pasta, or baked products.  Products with accompanying starch items (e.g., Seafood            
                                                                         Newburg on a bed of noodles, creamed tuna with biscuit, sweet and sour shrimp with rice) belong to the          
                                                                         "Mixed Dishes..." categories.  
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  This category includes raw fish, shellfish, game meat, and meat or poultry substitutes with
                                                                         sauces or gravies.  The 140 g reference amount for this category is, however, for the cooked form of the        
                                                                         product.  The reference amount for uncooked products is the amount required to make 140 g cooked. 
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT    
                                                                                            
 Entrees without sauce, e.g., plain or fried fish and                    All raw cooked fish, shellfish, game meat, and meat poultry substitute products without sauce or  
 shellfish, fish and shellfish cake                                      gravy of which fish, shellfish, game meat, and meat or poultry substitutes are the major ingredient.            
                                                                         Examples are plain fish, shellfish, game meat, meat or poultry substitutes (e.g., soy burger, meatless          
                                                                         scallop, etc): battered or breaded fillet or fish stick; battered or breaded shrimp; spiced shrimp and          
                                                                         crab; fish and shellfish cake; fish loaf; and stuffed and shellfish, isolated wheat gluten.       
 
                                                                         NOTE:  This category included raw fish, shellfish, game meat, and meat or poultry substitutes.  The 85 g        
                                                                         reference amount for this category is, however, for the cooked form of the product.  The reference  
                                                                         amount for uncooked products is the smooth required to make 85 g cooked.      
                                                                                                                 
 Fish, shellfish, or game meat, canned                                   All canned fish, shellfish and game meat, other than smoked or pickled fish, shellfish, and game meat,          
                                                                         e.g., canned tuna, canned shrimp, canned clams, gefilte fish, etc.
                                                                                                                 
 Substitute for luncheon meat, meat spreads, Canadian                    All meatless products substituting for luncheon meats, meat spreads, Canadian bacon, sausages and 
 bacon, sausages and frankfurters                                        frankfurters.  Example are meatless breakfast links, patties or slices; meatless salami; and meatless           
                                                                         frankfurter.                   
                                                                                                                 
 Smoked or pickled fish, shellfish, or game meat; fish or                All smoked or pickled fish, shellfish, and game meat.  These products are usually served as an appetizer,       
 shellfish spread                                                        not an entire.  Examples are hearing pickled in cream or wine sauce, smoked kippered herring, smoked           
                                                                         salmon, and ground fish paste used for canapes.
                                                                                                                
                                                                         NOTE:  For substitutes for bacon bite, see the "Miscellaneous" category.      
                                                                                                                 
           FRUITS AND FRUIT JUICE:                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
 Candled or pickled                                                      All candled fruits (e.g., candled pineapple, cherries, apple, pear, etc.); all pickled fruits (e.g., pickled    
                                                                         apple, apple rings, etc.).     
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Carameled apples belong to the "All other fruits...fresh, canned or frozen" category.  Dehydrated        
                                                                         fruits belong in the snack category.          
                                                                                                                 
 Dried                                                                   All dried fruits including raisins, dates, prunes, and dried peach, pear, and apple.
                                                                                                                
                                                                         NOTE:  Dehydrated fruits and fruit chips (e.g., banana chips) belong to the snack category.       
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT    
                                                                                          
 Fruits for garnish or flavor, e.g., maraschino cherries                 Fruits used for garnish or flavor.  The only example currently available is maraschino  cherries.         
                                                                                                                 
 Fruit relishes, e.g., cranberry sauce, cranberry relish                 Fruit products which are used as relishes, e.g., cranberry sauce, cranberry relish, and cranberry-orange        
                                                                         relish                         
                                                                                                                 
 Fruits used primarily as ingredients, avocado                           Avocado                        
                                                                                                                 
 Fruits used primarily as ingredients, others (cranberries,              Fruits used primarily as an ingredient in other foods.  These fruits are not consumed in the same way as        
 lemon, lime)                                                            fruits like apples, peaches, pears, and melons.  Cranberries, lemon, and lime belong to the category.           
                                                                                                                 
 Watermelon                                                              Watermelon.                    
                          
 All other fruits (except those listed as separate categories),          All fresh, canned, or frozen fruits, berries , and melons other than those listed (in other fruit categories -  
 fresh, canned or frozen                                                 includes apple sauce and carameled apples.    
                                                                                                                 
 Juices, nectars, fruit drinks                                           All fruit juices (excluding lemon and lime juice), nectars, noncarbonated drinks containing any amount of       
                                                                         fruit juice or nectar.         
                                                                                                                 
 Juices used as ingredients, e.g., lemon juice, lime juice               Lemon and lime juice.          
                                                                                                                 
           LEGUMES:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
 Bean cake (tofu), tempe                                                 Bean cake (also called bean curd and tofu), tempe.
                                                                                                                 
 Beans, plain or in sauce                                                All dried bean, pea, chickpea, pigeon pea and lentil products with or without sauce excluding        
                                                                         bean cake and condiments made from dried beans (e.g., soy sauce, soybean paste, black bean sauce, 
                                                                         etc).  Each are dried and canned forms of these beans and peas; baked beans; and refried beans.   
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                              PRODUCT    
                                                                                       
           MISCELLANEOUS CATEGORY:                                                                              
                                                                                                                 
 Baking powder, baking soda, pectin                                      All types of baking powder, baking soda, and similar leavening agents; pectin.
                                                                                                                 
 Baking decorations, e.g., colored sugars and sprinkles for              all products used to decorate cakes, cookies and other desserts, e.g., colored sugars, cake decors, cake        
 cookies, cake decorations                                               decorating gel, chocolate sprinkles, etc.     
                                                                                                                 
 Batter mixes, bread crumbs                                              Bread crumbs, cracker crumbs, corn flake crumbs, batter mixes.
                                                                                                                 
 Cooking wine                                                            Cooking wine.                  
                                                                                                                 
 Drink mixers (without alcohol)                                          Mixers for alcoholic beverages.
                                                                                                                 
 Chewing gum                                                             All chewing gums, regular, sugarless, and bubble gum.
                                                                                                                
 Meat, poultry, and fish coating mixes, dry; seasoning                   Coating mixes for meat, poultry, and fish (e.g., Shake'n Ba ke); seasoning mixes for specific dishes (e.g.,     
 mixes, dry, e.g., chill seasoning mixes, pasta salad                    chill seasoning mix, pasta salad seasoning mix, meat loaf seasoning mix).     
 seasoning mixes                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Seasoning mixes containing salt for general use (e.g., garlic salt, onion salt, all purpose seasoning    
 salt, etc.) belong to the "Salt substitute, seasoning salt..."category.       
                                                                                                                 
 Salad and potato toppers, e.g., salad crunchies, salad                  All toppers for salads and potatoes, e.g., salad crunchies, salad crispies, meatless bacon bits.
 crispins, substitutes, for bacon bits                                                                          
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Shredded cheeses belong to the "Cheeses, all others..." category under Dairy Products and  
                                                                         Substitutes.                   
                                                                                                                 
 Salt, salt substitutes, seasoning salts (e.g., garlic salt)             Salt; seasoning mixes containing salt for general use (e.g., garlic salt, onion salt, all purpose seasoning     
                                                                         salt, etc.); salt substitutes. 
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT    
                                                                                         
 Spices, herbs (other than dietary supplements)                          All spices and herbs (except those that contain salt) used to flavor food; seeds used as spices (e.g.,          
                                                                         poppy seed, sesame seed, celery seed).        
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Spices or herbs containing salt belong to the "Salt, salt substitutes, seasoning salts..." category.     
                                                                                                                 
           MIXED DISHES:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                 
 Measurable with cup, e.g., casseroles, hash, macaroni and               All mixed dishes that are measurable with cup that are not listed as a separate category in [section] 101.12(b).
 cheese, pot pies, spaghetti with sauce, stews, etc.                     Products in this category are mixtures and usually contain starch (e.g. rice, pasta,,,,,, etc.), dried beans    
                                                                         and/or animal source ingredients (e.g., cheese, fish, and shellfish).  They corns with or without  
                                                                         vegetables.  Examples are casseroles; chili; stews; hash; pot pies; tune with dumpling (mixture); to mein;       
                                                                         lasagna; macaroni and cheese; filled pasta e.g.,cannelloni, ravioli, and tortellini); spaghetti with sauce;               
                                                                         Fettuccini Alfredo; linguini with clam sauce; pasta with pesto sauce; other pasta with cream sauce,
                                                                         cheese sauce, tomato-based sauce, and other similar sauces; flavored rice with or without sauce, bean,          
                                                                         vegetable or animal products (e.g., paella, Spanish rice, rice and beans, rice with cheese, flavored rice
                                                                         mixes, fried rice, shrimp chow main on rice, etc).            
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Some frozen entrees, e.g., rice or pasta with sauce or toppings are often packaged in separate           
                                                                         pouches.  The component foods are packaged separately for technical reasons such as differences in
                                                                         required cooking times for the different components and batter preservation of the texture and flavor            
                                                                         during storage.  However, the components from all pouches in a package are consumed as one product,
                                                                         and therefore, they are mixed dishes and belong to the category.
                                                                                                                
 Not measurable with cup, e.g., burritos, egg rolls,                     All mixed dishes that are not measurable with cup that are not listed as a separate category in [section]       
 enchiladas, pizza, pizza rolls, quiche, all types of                    101.12(b). Products in this category usually are mixtures and usually contain starch (e.g. rice, pasta
 sandwiches                                                              and breading), dried beans, and/or animal source ingredients (e.g., cheese, fish, and shellfish).  They         
                                                                         taco, chimichanga, fajita, calzone, egg roll, pizza roll, dim sum, dumpling, entree-type turnover or crepe,
                                                                         stuffed shell, and stuffed pepper, cabbage, and tomato.       
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          PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                           PRODUCT    
                                                                                          
          NUTS AND SEEDS:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                 
 Nuts, seeds and mixtures, all types:  sliced, chopped,                  All nuts; seeds used as a snack (e.g., sunflower seeds); mixed nuts; and mixtures primarily consisting of       
 slivered, and whole                                                     nuts and seeds (e.g., snack mixes); soybean nuts.             
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Seeds that are used for flavoring (e.g., sesame seed, poppy seed, celery seed) and are usually           
                                                                         positioned with spices and herbs in the marketplace, do not belong to this category.  Nuts coated with          
                                                                         candy (e.g., chocolate-coated nuts, yogurt-coated nuts, etc.) belong to the "All other candies" category.       
                                                                                                                 
 Nut and seed butters, pastes, or creams                                 All butter or paste made of nuts or seeds (e.g., peanut butter, almond butter, sesame butter or paste,          
                                                                         etc ), peanut spread, and coconut cream.    
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Peanut butter and jelly or jam placed in the same container (e.g., Polaner's Grape Jelly & Peanut        
                                                                         Butter) belong to two product categories, the "Nut and seed butter, pasta, or cream" category and the           
                                                                         "Honey, jams, jollies, fruit butter, molasses" category.  The reference amount for this type of product is      
                                                                         the sum of the reference amounts for the Individuals Foods ([section] 101.12(1)). 
                                                                                                                 
 Coconut, nut and seed flours                                            All coconut meat products; nut or seed flour; soybean flour; and carob flour. 
                                                                                                                 
          POTATOES AND SWEET POTATOES/YAMS:                                                                     
                                                                                                                 
 French fries, hash browns, skins, or pancakes                           Examples of products included in this category are deep or pan fried potatoes/sweet potatoes/yams (e.g.,        
                                                                         French fries, hashbrowns, and potato O'Brien); potato skins; Tatar Tots; potatoes/sweet potatoes/yam            
                                                                         patties; potato puffs; and potato pancakes.  
                                                                                                                 
 Mashed, candied, stuffed or with sauce                                  Mashed, candied, or stuffed potatoes/sweet potatoes/yams; potatoes/sweet potatoes /yams in sauce  
                                                                         (e.g., potatoes au gratin and scalloped potatoes).            
                                                                                                                 
 Plain, fresh, canned, or frozen                                         All plain potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams without sauce that are not included in the other two 
                                                                         potato/sweet potato/yam categories.           
                                                                                                                 
          SALADS:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                 
 Gelatin Salad                                                           All types of gelatin-based salads with or without fruits, vegetables or nuts. 
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT    
                                                                                             
 Pasta or potato salad                                                   All pasta and potato salads.   
                                                                                                                 
 All other salads, e.g., egg, fish, shellfish, bean, fruit, or           All fish, shellfish, bean, fruit, or vegetable salads.        
 vegetable salads                                                                                                
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  The reference amount for vegetable salads includes dressing.  Canned fruits labeled as "fruit            
                                                                         salad" that resemble fruit cocktail belong to the "All other fruits..." category. 
                                                                                                                 
          SAUCES, DIPS, GRAVIES, AND CONDIMENTS:                                                                
                                                                                                                 
 Barbecue sauce, hollandaise sauce, tartar sauce, other                  Barbecue sauce, hollandaise sauce, tartar sauce, all dips (e.g. bean dip; dips made with sour cream,
 sauces for dipping (e.g., mustard sauce, sweet and sour                 cream cheese, yogurt, or other dairy products; guacamole, etc.); salsa; sauces for dipping (e.g., mustard 
 sauce), all dips (e.g., bean dips, dairy-based dips, salsa)             sauce, and sweet and sour sauce for chicken nuggets).         
                                                                                                                 
 Major main entree sauces, e.g., spaghetti sauce                         Sauces customarily used in about s ½ cup quantity for main entrees, e.g., spaghetti sauce, marinara             
                                                                         sauce, alfredo sauce, and white clam sauce.   
                                                                                                                 
 Minor main entree sauces (e.g., pizza sauce, pesto sauce),              Sauces customarily used for main entrees that are thicker in consistency and/or used in smaller quantities      
 other sauces used as toppings (e.g., gravy, white sauce,                then the sauces included in the major main entree sauce (e.g., pizza sauce, enchilada sauce, and pesto          
 cheese sauce), cocktail sauce                                           sauce); gravy, white sauce, cheese sauce, and other similar sauces used as toppings; and cocktail sauce.        
                                                                                                                 
 Major condiments, e.g., catsup, steak sauce, soy sauce,                 Condiments that are customarily used in a large quantity (e.g., about one tablespoon).  Catsup, hot dog         
 vinegar, teriyaki sauce, marinades                                      chili sauce, steak sauce, taco sauce, horse radish sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, teriyaki sauce, all marinades.    
                                                                         and fish sauce belong to this category.       
                          
Minor condiments, e.g., horseradish, hot sauces,                         Condiments that are customarily used in a small quantity (e.g., about one teaspoon).  Horseradish (not          
 mustards, Worcestershire sauce                                          horseradish sauce), hot sauce, mustard (not mustard sauce), and Worcestershire sauce belong to this
                                                                         category.                      
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Mustard sauce belongs to the "Barbecue sauce..." category.  Horseradish sauce belongs to the
                                                                         "Major condiments..." category.
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT    
                                                                                        
 SNACKS:                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                 
 All varieties, chips, pretzels, popcorns, extruded snacks,              All salty snacks (e.g., potato chips, corn chips, tortilla chips, pretzels, and other starch-based extruded     
 fruit-based snacks (e.g., fruit chips), grain-based snack               snacks): popped and unpopped popcorns, sweetened and unsweetened, flavored and unflavored, with or
 mixes                                                                   without nuts; fruit-based snacks (e.g., banana chips, apple chips, dehydrated fruits, pressed fruit sheets      
                                                                         such as fruit roll-ups and fruit wrinkles, etc.):  and other grain-based snack mixes (e.g., multigrain mixture  
                                                                         with nuts and/or fruits).      
                                                                                                                 
 SOUPS:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                 
 All varieties                                                           All soups including oriental style soup (e.g., Ramen).        
                                                                                                                 
 SUGARS AND SWEETS:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
 Baking candies (e.g., chips)                                            All candles used for baking (e.g., baking chocolate, chocolate chips, baking cocoa, and peanut butter           
                                                                         chips).                        
                                                                                                                 
 Hard candies, breath mints                                              Breath Savers, Tic Tacs.       
                                                                                                                 
 Hard candies, roll-type, mini-size in dispenser packages                All types and flavors of roll type hard candy (e.g. Life Savers) and mini-size candies in dispenser
                                                                         packages, excluding breathmints.
                                                                                                                
 Hard candies, others                                                    All hard candies except those which belong to the "Hard candies, breath mints" and "Hard candies, roll-         
                                                                         type, mini-size in dispenser packages:  categories, (e.g., sour bells, lollipops, butterscotch discs, candy     
                                                                         canes, rock candy, cinnamon imperials, red hots, cinnamon hearts).            
                                                                                                                 
 All other candies                                                       All candies than those included in the baking and hard candies categories - includes fruits or nuts
                                                                         coated with candy (e.g., chocolate-coated raisins or nuts, yogurt-coated raisins or nuts, etc.), fruit-based    
                                                                         sweets (e.g., gummy barrel and marshmallow candies (e.g., chocolate-coated marshmallows, coconut- 
                                                                         coated marshmallows, marshmallow chickens, marshmallows cream Circus Peanuts).
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE: All plain marshmallows are included in the "Marshmallows" category.     
                                                                                                                 
 Confectioner's sugar                                                    Powdered sugar.                
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                         PRODUCT     
                                                                                             
 Honey, jams, jellies, fruit butter, molasses                            All honeys, jams, jellies, preserves, marmalades, fruit butters (e.g., apple butter), fruit glaze, mint jelly,  
                                                                         and molasses.                  
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE: Peanut butter and jelly placed in the same container (e.g., Polaner's Grape & Peanut Butter)
                                                                         belong to two product categories, the "Nut and seed butter, paste, or cream" category and the "Honey,           
                                                                         jams, jellies, fruit butter, molasses" category. The reference amount for this type of product is the sum       
                                                                         of the reference amounts for the individual foods ([section] 101.12(1)).      
                                                                                                                 
 Marshmallows                                                            All plain marshmallows.        
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Marshmallow candies (e.g., chocolates coated marshmallows, coconut coated marshmallows,    
                                                                         marshmallow chickens, marshmallow creme Circus Peanuts) belong to the "All other candies" category.
                                                                                                                
 Sugar                                                                   All sugars excluding powdered sugar, e.g., granulated white or brown sugar, cubed sugar, and cinnamon           
                                                                         sugar.                         
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Rock sugar candy belongs to the "Hard candies, others" category.       
                                                                                                                 
 Sugar substitutes                                                       All sugar substitutes, liquid and powder.     
                                                                                                                 
 Syrups                                                                  All syrups other than chocolate or fudge types (which are included in the "Other desert toppings..."            
                                                                         category) -- includes cane syrup; corn syrup; maple syrup; cane, maple, and/or corn blends; buttered             
                                                                         syrup; sugar and water syrup; and fruit syrup.
                                                                                                                 
 VEGETABLES:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                 
 Vegetables primarily used for garnish or flavor, e.g.,                  Fresh or canned pimento and parsley.           
 pimento, parsley                                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
                                                                         NOTE:  Dried parsley flakes belong to the "Spices, herbs..." category under the Miscellaneous category.         
                                                                                                                 
 Chill pepper, green onion                                               Fresh or canned chill peppers, green onion.   
 
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           PRODUCT CATEGORY                                                                          PRODUCT    
                                                                                              
 All other vegetables without sauce:  fresh, canned, or                  All fresh, canned or frozen vegetables other than those used for garnish or flavor and are not in sauce --      
 frozen                                                                  includes corn fritters, breaded or butter-dipped and fried vegetables (e.g., fried onion ring), pumpkin, and    
                                                                         winter squash.                 
                                                                                                                 
 All other vegetables with sauce:  fresh, canned, or frozen              All fresh, canned, or frozen vegetables other than those used for garnish or flavor that come with sauce,       
                                                                         e.g., creamed spinach, peas and onion with cream sauce, spinach souffle, broccoli with cheese sauce,            
                                                                         glazed carrots, carrots in tomato sauce.      
                                                                                                                 
 Vegetable juice                                                         All single or mixed vegetable juices (e.g., tomato juice, vegetable juice, etc.). 
                                                                                                                 
 Olives                                                                  All olives, green, black, and stuffed.        
                                                                                                                 
 Pickles, all types                                                      All types of pickled vegetables, including jalapeno peppers.       
                                                                                                                 
 Pickle relishes                                                         All pickle and vegetable relishes.            
                                                                                                                 
 Vegetable pastes, e.g., tomato paste                                    Tomato paste and other vegetable pastes having similar consistency (i.e., water content of about 75%).          
                                                                                                                 
 Vegetable sauces or purees, e.g., tomato sauce, tomato                  Tomato sauce, tomato puree, and other vegetable sauces or purees having similar consistency(i.e., 
 puree                                                                   water content of about 85 to 90%).            
 
(1) Each product category includes all forms of products which belong to the category, e.g., ready-to-serve, almost ready-to-serve (i.e. heat and serve, brown and serve), dry mix,
concentrate, dough and butter. However, reference amounts for the products which require further preparation before consumption, e.g., dry mix, concentrate, dough, and butter, are the
amounts required to make the reference amount specified for each product unless the reference amount is provided specially for the unprepared form of the product.
 
(2)Imitation or substitute products belong to the same product categories as the products they imitate or for which they substitute.
 
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