CA Food & Agric Code Section 33704


(a)

Sections 33701, 33731, 33732, 33733, 33734, 33767, 33768, 33770, 33771, 33776, and 34593 do not apply to the manufacture of ice cream that is manufactured from ice cream mix, to frozen dairy dessert that is manufactured from frozen dairy dessert mix, to frozen dessert that is manufactured from frozen dessert mix, to frozen yogurt that is manufactured from frozen yogurt mix, or to nondairy frozen dessert that is manufactured from nondairy frozen dessert mix, if those products are manufactured in a freezing device from which those products are served directly in a semifrozen state, without packaging of any type, for consumption on the premises in or from rooms where food is served to the public.
Except for nondairy frozen dessert mix, all mixes so used shall be secured from a licensed manufacturer of milk products.
Ice cream mix, frozen yogurt mix, frozen dairy dessert mix, frozen dessert mix, and nondairy frozen dessert mix shall be manufactured into a semifrozen state without adulteration and freezing device salvage shall not be reused as a mix.

(b)

A limited packaging permit may be issued by the secretary to a semifrozen (soft-serve) milk products plant for on-premises manufacture and packaging of hard frozen dairy products or hard frozen dairy product novelties. The permit may only be issued after the suitability of the facility for manufacture and packaging has been determined by the secretary. An annual onsite evaluation of compliance with the specific permit conditions shall be completed by the secretary prior to renewal of the limited packaging permit. A semifrozen milk products plant issued a limited packaging permit shall meet all of the following standards:

(1)

The manufacturing and packaging of hard frozen dairy product novelties shall be done when the establishment is closed to the public.

(2)

The hard frozen products shall only be sold to purchasers for consumption. No hard frozen product manufactured pursuant to the limited packaging permit shall be sold for resale.

(3)

All frozen dairy product mixes used for the manufacture and packaging of hard frozen dairy product novelties shall be dispensed from single service containers sealed at the licensed milk products plant where processed and pasteurized. Reconstitution of dry mix or condensed mix is prohibited at a semifrozen milk products plant issued a limited packaging permit.

(4)

Adequate facilities, consistent with recognized good manufacturing practices for the production and packaging of hard frozen dairy products, as determined by the secretary, shall be provided as a condition of the limited packaging permit. The facilities shall include, but are not limited to, adequate utensil and novelty mold washing, sterilization and storage, and sufficient sanitary work area, including handwashing facilities, dedicated to the manufacture and packaging of hard frozen dairy product novelties. Sanitation guidelines consistent with good manufacturing and handling practices for retail food establishments manufacturing and packaging hard frozen dairy products in conformance with Part 110 (commencing with Section 110.3) of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations shall be utilized by the secretary as a condition for issuance and renewal of the limited packaging permit.

(5)

Each individually packaged hard frozen novelty shall be labeled with the name of the product and the name and address of the manufacturer.

(c)

Nondairy frozen dessert mix shall be obtained from manufacturers licensed pursuant to Sections 38931 and 38934. Any dry or condensed mix to be reconstituted into freezable form shall be reconstituted on the premises in containers or equipment that meet the requirements of Sections 33763, 33764, 33765, and 33766. Any water used for reconstitution shall be treated in a manner to ensure a quality equal to potable pasteurized water. Upon reconstitution, the product shall be poured directly into the freezing unit or refrigerated at a temperature not to exceed 45 degrees Fahrenheit, and so maintained until frozen, or both.

(d)

Where any retail establishment manufactures two or more of the products provided for under this section, each of those products shall be processed in a separate freezing device, and that freezing device shall be clearly identified as to the product being manufactured therein.

(e)

The secretary may, by agreement with any approved milk inspection service, authorize the service to inspect and enforce requirements of this code applicable to the establishments covered by this section. Any agreement shall provide that the approved inspection service shall collect the applicable license fee for those establishments as provided in Sections 35221 and 38933. The fees so collected shall be retained by the approved service to cover its cost of enforcement, but 15 percent of the fees collected shall be remitted to the secretary to cover the cost of administration.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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