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Sanitation Standard for Beverage2013/08/20

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Sanitation Standard for Beverage

DOH Food No. 0960404584 Announced, 07/05/2007

DOH Food No. 0991301019 Amended, 05/05/2010

DOH Food No. 1001302250 Amended, 29/07/2011

MOHW Food No. 1021350146 Amended, 08/20/2013

Article 1

This Standard is prescribed in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 of the Act Governing Food Sanitation.



Article 2

The quality of the water used in the production of beverage shall meet the requirement of the Quality Standard of Drinking Water.



Article 3

The caffeine contents of packed beverages shall meet the following requirements:

1. Coffee: Those products labeled as “low caffeine” shall not have more than 2 mg/100 mL (20 ppm) caffeine.

2. Tea and cocoa: The caffeine contents shall not exceed 50 mg/100 mL (500 ppm).Those products labeled as “low caffeine” shall not have more than 2 mg/100 mL (20 ppm) caffeine.

3. If beverages, other than tea, coffee and cocoa, contain caffeine, the caffeine contents shall not exceed 32 mg/100 mL(320 ppm).



 

Article 4

Maximum tolerance of heavy metals

           Category

Item

Beverages

Remark

Asenic

0.2 ppm

Natural and concentrated fruit and vegetable juices are not included

Lead

0.3 ppm

Copper

5.0 ppm

Tin

150 ppm for canned products

Antimony

0.15 ppm

 

Article 5

Microbiological criteria

Category

Tolerance

Total aerobic plate count (cfu/mL)

Coliform (MPN/mL)

E.coli (MPN/mL)

Salmonella

1.Carbonated beverages: soft drinks, cola and other similars.

Not more than 104, but not more than 100 for packed products.

Not more than 10, but negative for packed products.

Negative

Negative

2.Fruit and vegetable juices.

 

 

 

 

(1)Unpasteurised fresh fruit and vegetable juices (ready to eat)

Not more than 103

Not more than 10

Negative

(2)Reconstituted fruit and vegetable juices, fruit and vegetable juice drinks, puree and other similars.

Not more than 104, but not more than 200 for packed products.

Not more than 10, but negative for packed products.

Negative

Negative

(3)Fermentation fruit and vegetable juice and other similars.

Not more than 10, but negative for packed products.

Negative

Negative

3. Beverages containing coffee, cocoa, tea or cereals, legumes and other food materials.

Not more than 104, but not more than 200 for packed products.

Not more than 10, but negative for packed products.

Negative

Negative

4.Acidic beverages containing milk or diary products

Not more than 10, but negative for packed products.

Negative

Negative



Article 6

This Standard shall be implemented from January 1, 2008.

The amended articles hereof shall come into effect as of the day of promulgation.