Category / Food

Package Number and Participant Description

Allowable Foods and Minimum Requirements

 

 

powdered (i.e., dry whole milk) [21 CFR § 131.127].

Milk includes lactose-reduced milk and buttermilk as above except no more than 2% milk fat.

Cheese

IV, V, VI, VII

Children and women

No change from current specifications.

Domestic cheese (must conform to FDA standard of identity [21 CFR § 133] and any updates of these regulations); brick, cheddar, colby, jack, monterey, mozzarella, muenster, pasteurized processed American, provolone, Swiss, or blends of any of these cheeses are allowed.

Allowed cheeses may be regular or reduced in content of fat, cholesterol, or sodium—that is, labeled low, free, reduced, less, or light in any of these nutrients.c

Yogurt, fat-reduced

IV, V, VI, VII

Children and women

Yogurt (must conform to FDA standard of identity [21 CFR § 131.200] and any updates of these regulations; reduced-fat [FDA, 1998; that is, no more than 2% milk fat], low-fat [21 CFR § 131.203; FDA, 1998; that is, no more than 1% milk fat], or nonfat [21 CFR § 131.206; that is, less than 0.5% milk fat]); plain or flavored with ≤ 17 g of total sugars per 100 g yogurt.

May contain low-calorie sweetener (i.e., sugar substitutes) approved by the FDA.

Yogurts that are fortified with vitamin D, vitamin A, and other nutrients may be allowed at the state agency’s option.f

Soy beverage

V, VI, VII

Women

Soy beverage (sometimes referred to as “soy milk”) must be fortified to contain nutrients in amounts similar to cow’s milk. Specifications are to include at least 300 mg calcium and 120 IU (ca. 3 mcg) vitamin D per 8 fl oz. Soy beverages typically contain no cholesterol and are low in saturated fat.



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