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PDFWAC 16-131-070

MIE product types.

(1) All MIEs must comply with WAC 314-55-077.
(2) The department will not approve an MIE for commercial sale unless it complies with WAC 314-55-077 and is a low hazard food that typically does not support bacterial or toxigenic growth. Such foods include, but are not limited to:
(a) Baked goods that do not require refrigeration such as cookies, brownies, fruit pies and fruit tarts;
(b) Candies and chocolates;
(c) Stove top treats, which are candies or confections made from sugar or syrup to which flavorings and/or colorants are added such as molded chocolates, fruit rolls, roasted coated nuts, and nonbaked bars or granola products;
(d) Flavored water beverages (like vitamin style waters), carbonated beverages, and lemonade style beverages. Product safety is formulation dependent; the department may reject some formulations as potentially hazardous;
(e) Dry mixes such as coffee granules, leaf tea, soup mixes, beverage mixes, and seasonings;
(f) Jams, jellies, and related products made in accordance with 21 C.F.R. Part 150;
(g) Roasted nut butters, such as peanut butter, almond butter, etc;
(h) Honey and syrups;
(i) Vinegars, tinctures, and tonics. If infused with dried marijuana, the processor must strain and entirely remove all plant parts and particulates from the final product. Use of other plant parts and particulates for infusion, such as herbs and garlic, is prohibited (see WAC 314-55-077);
(j) Tablets and capsules.
(3) A processor may infuse oils or fats (canola oil, olive oil, coconut oil, butter, etc.) with marijuana and use such for preparation of MIEs intended for sale. Retail sale of MIE oils and fats is prohibited. Use of other plant parts and particulates for infusion in oils and fats, such as herbs and garlic, that is intended for use in production of retail MIEs is prohibited (see WAC 314-55-077 and 314-55-104).
(4) The department will not approve an MIE for commercial sale if it is a potentially hazardous food. The following nonexhaustive list includes foods prohibited as MIEs:
(a) Any food that must be temperature controlled (frozen, refrigerated, hot holding) for food safety (see WAC 314-55-077);
(b) Foods that required acidification to assure food safety (for example, ready-to-drink tea and barbecue sauce) (see WAC 314-55-077);
(c) Foods that must be retorted or pasteurized to assure food safety (see WAC 314-55-077);
(d) Dairy products of any kind such as butter, cheese, ice cream, or milk (see WAC 314-55-077);
(e) Fruit or vegetable juices, except shelf stable concentrates (see WAC 314-55-077);
(f) Oils and vegetable butters (see WAC 314-55-077);
(g) Pies containing egg such as pumpkin or custard (see WAC 314-55-077);
(h) Dried or cured meats (see WAC 314-55-077);
(i) Jams, jellies, and related products with sugar to fruit ratio less than provided by 21 C.F.R. Part 150.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.07.020, 69.07.200, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 18-05-010, ยง 16-131-070, filed 2/8/18, effective 4/1/18.]
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