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The Jam and Similar Products (Wales) Regulations 2018

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PART 12Mincemeat

63.  Mincemeat is a mixture of sweetening agents, vine fruits, citrus peel, suet or equivalent fat and vinegar or acetic acid, with or without other edible ingredients.

64.  Notwithstanding paragraph 63, a permitted sweetener may be used in the manufacture of mincemeat either wholly or partially as a replacement for the sweetening agents.

65.  Not less than 300 grams of vine fruits and citrus peel must be used for every 1,000 grams of the finished product, of which not less than 200 grams must be vine fruits.

66.  Not less than 25 grams of suet or equivalent fat must be used for every 1,000 grams of the finished product.

67.  The product must have a soluble dry matter content of 65% or more as determined by refractometer at 20°C except for—

(a)a product in respect of which sweetening agents have been wholly or partially replaced by a permitted sweetener; and

(b)a product in respect of which a reduced sugar claim is made in accordance with the conditions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

68.  In this Part—

“sweetening agents” (“cyfryngau melysu”) means—

(a)

any sugar product defined in the Annex to Directive 2001/111/EC;

(b)

brown sugar;

(c)

cane molasses;

(d)

honey;

“vine fruits” (“ffrwythau gwinwydd”) means currants, muscatels, raisins or sultanas or a mixture of any combination of those fruits.

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