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Guidance Table

Table 2B

Beverage Items

Potential ingredient or other food-related chemical 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 Pesticides 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 Unapproved colors & additives Lattes, Mocha, Café Vanilla, Cappuccino, Hazelnut Coffee
Ready-to-Drink 4b Coffee, Flavored Refrigerated Unapproved colors & additives Lattes, Mocha, Café Vanilla, Cappuccino, Hazelnut Coffee
Ready-to-Drink 5a Chocolate/Cocoa Shelf-Stable Unapproved colors & additives Non-dairy chocolate/ cocoa flavored drinks
Ready-to-Drink 5b Chocolate/Cocoa Refrigerated Unapproved colors & additives 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 Undeclared allergens,Drug residues,Pesticides,Unapproved colors & additives Flavored Teas (Fruit, Botanicals), Tea Blends, Regular and Decaffeinated, Regular and Low Calorie
Ready-to-Drink 8a Juice-Based Shelf-Stable Pesticides,Unapproved colors & additives Fruit Drinks with Some Juice Content (not 100% juice)
Ready-to-Drink 8b Juice-Based Refrigerated Pesticides,Unapproved colors & additives Fruit Drinks with Some Juice Content (not 100% juice)
Ready-to-Drink 9a Other Flavored Shelf-Stable Unapproved colors & additives Fruit Flavored Drink, Fruit Punch, Raspberry Lemonade
Ready-to-Drink 9b Other Flavored Refrigerated Unapproved colors & additives Fruit Flavored Drink, Fruit Punch, Raspberry Lemonade
Ready-to-Drink 10a Drinks with Supplements Shelf-Stable Unapproved colors & additives Caffeinated Energy Beverages, Sports Drinks, Vitamin Waters, Drinks with Herbal Infusions
Ready-to-Drink 10b Drinks with Supplements Refrigerated Unapproved colors & additives Caffeinated Energy Beverages, Sports Drinks, Vitamin Waters, Drinks with Herbal Infusions
Ready-to-Drink 11 Milk Substitute Refrigerated Undeclared allergens,Pesticides,Unapproved colors & additives 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 Unapproved colors & additives Hazelnut Coffee, Vanilla Coffee, Single Serve Coffee Containers
Coffee Beans/Tea Leaves 14 Tea, Loose Leaf and Bagged, Tea Substitutes Shelf-Stable Undeclared allergens,Heavy metals,Pesticides,Unapproved colors & additives 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 Unapproved colors & additives Breakfast Cocoa, Chocolate Dairy Mix, Cocoa Dairy Mix, Cappuccino Mix
Powdered Beverages 17 Powdered drink and flavoring mixes Shelf-Stable Unapproved colors & additives Flavoring powder, Grape, Orange, Lemon-Lime
Powdered Beverages 18 Instant Tea Shelf-Stable Unapproved colors & additives Lemon-flavored powdered tea
Powdered Beverages 19 Coffee Creamer - Non-Dairy Shelf-Stable Unapproved colors & additives 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 Unapproved colors & additives Breakfast Cocoa, Chocolate Dairy Mix, Cocoa Dairy Mix, Cappuccino Mix
Liquid Beverage Mixes 22 Mixes intended for alcoholic beverages Shelf-Stable Unapproved colors & additives Mohito Mix, Bloody Mary Mix, Margarita Mix, Cocktail Mix, Pina Colada Mix