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Guidance Table

Table 1B

Beverage Items

Potential ingredient or other food-related biological hazards

Category Number Subcategory Storage Conditions Hazards Example Products
Ready-to-Drink 1 Carbonated Shelf-Stable Cola, Root beer, Ginger ale, Fruit- Flavored Soda (Carbonated), Tonic Water, Sparkling Beverages(non- alcoholic)
Ready-to-Drink 2 Bottled Water Shelf-Stable Pathogenic E. coli Mineral Water, Spring Water, Water with Fruit Flavors, Sparkling Water, Distilled Water, Carbonated Water
Ready-to-Drink 3 Coffee, plain Shelf-Stable Iced Coffee, Regular and Decaffeinated Coffees
Ready-to-Drink 4a Coffee, Flavored Shelf-Stable Salmonella spp. Lattes, Mocha, Caf? Vanilla, Cappuccino, Hazelnut Coffee
Ready-to-Drink 4b Coffee, Flavored Refrigerated Salmonella spp. Lattes, Mocha, Caf? Vanilla, Cappuccino, Hazelnut Coffee
Ready-to-Drink 5a Chocolate/Cocoa Shelf-Stable Salmonella spp. Non-dairy chocolate/ cocoa flavored drinks
Ready-to-Drink 5b Chocolate/Cocoa Refrigerated Salmonella spp. Non-dairy chocolate/ cocoa flavored drinks
Ready-to-Drink 6a Tea, Plain Shelf-Stable Sweet Tea, Iced Tea, Regular and Decaffeinated Teas, Low Calorie Tea
Ready-to-Drink 6b Tea, Plain Refrigerated Sweet Tea, Iced Tea, Regular and Decaffeinated Teas, Low Calorie Tea
Ready-to-Drink 7a Tea, Flavored Shelf-Stable Flavored Teas (Fruit, Botanicals), Tea Blends, Regular and Decaffeinated, Regular and Low Calorie
Ready-to-Drink 7b Tea, Flavored Refrigerated Bacillus cereus,Clostridium botulinum,Pathogenic E. coli,Salmonella spp.,S. aureus Flavored Teas (Fruit, Botanicals), Tea Blends, Regular and Decaffeinated, Regular and Low Calorie
Ready-to-Drink 8a Juice-Based Shelf-Stable Pathogenic E. coli,Salmonella spp. Fruit Drinks with Some Juice Content (not 100% juice)
Ready-to-Drink 8b Juice-Based Refrigerated Pathogenic E. coli,Salmonella spp. Fruit Drinks with Some Juice Content (not 100% juice)
Ready-to-Drink 9a Other Flavored Shelf-Stable Salmonella spp. Fruit Flavored Drink, Fruit Punch, Raspberry Lemonade
Ready-to-Drink 9b Other Flavored Refrigerated Salmonella spp. Fruit Flavored Drink, Fruit Punch, Raspberry Lemonade
Ready-to-Drink 10a Drinks with Supplements Shelf-Stable Salmonella spp. Caffeinated Energy Beverages, Sports Drinks, Vitamin Waters, Drinks with Herbal Infusions
Ready-to-Drink 10b Drinks with Supplements Refrigerated Salmonella spp. Caffeinated Energy Beverages, Sports Drinks, Vitamin Waters, Drinks with Herbal Infusions
Ready-to-Drink 11 Milk Substitute Refrigerated Bacillus cereus,Pathogenic E. coli,Salmonella spp. Rice milk, Soy milk, Almond Milk, Non- Dairy Liquid Creamer
Coffee Beans/Tea Leaves 12 Coffee, plain Shelf-Stable Whole Roasted Coffee Beans, Ground Coffee, Single Serve Coffee Containers
Coffee Beans/Tea Leaves 13 Coffee, Flavored Shelf-Stable Salmonella spp. Hazelnut Coffee, Vanilla Coffee, Single Serve Coffee Containers
Coffee Beans/Tea Leaves 14 Tea, Loose Leaf and Bagged, Tea Substitutes Shelf-Stable Bacillus cereus,C. perfringens,Pathogenic E. coli,Salmonella spp.,S. aureus Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Chai Tea, Tea With Blends of Fruits, Botanicals, Grains, etc., Tea Substitute (Chamomile, Rose Hip, Mint, Sassafras, and Barley), Single Serve Tea Containers
Powdered Beverages 15 Instant Coffee Shelf-Stable Instant Coffee, Coffee Substitute (Chicory Root Powder, Roast Cereal)
Powdered Beverages 16 Cocoa/Chocolate Shelf-Stable Salmonella spp. Breakfast Cocoa, Chocolate Dairy Mix, Cocoa Dairy Mix, Cappuccino Mix
Powdered Beverages 17 Powdered drink and flavoring mixes Shelf-Stable Salmonella spp. Flavoring powder, Grape, Orange, Lemon-Lime
Powdered Beverages 18 Instant Tea Shelf-Stable Salmonella spp. Lemon-flavored powdered tea
Powdered Beverages 19 Coffee Creamer - Non-Dairy Shelf-Stable Salmonella spp. Non Dairy Coffee Creamer
Liquid Beverage Mixes 20 Base mix, Concentrated Shelf-Stable Cola Base, Root beer Base, Flavored Drink Syrups, Tea Concentrates, Coffee Concentrates
Liquid Beverage Mixes 21 Dairy-based mixes Shelf-Stable Salmonella spp. Breakfast Cocoa, Chocolate Dairy Mix, Cocoa Dairy Mix, Cappuccino Mix
Liquid Beverage Mixes 22 Mixes intended for alcoholic beverages Shelf-Stable Salmonella spp. Mohito Mix, Bloody Mary Mix, Margarita Mix, Cocktail Mix, Pina Colada Mix