(a) Description. Milk chocolate and vegetable fat coating is the food that conforms to the standard of identity, and is subject to the requirements for label declaration of ingredients for milk chocolate in 163.130 or skim milk chocolate in 163.140, except that one or more optional ingredients specified in paragraph (b) of this section are used. Compliance with the requirement in 163.130(a)(2) that the product contains not less than 12 percent by weight of nonfat milk solids shall be calculated using only those dairy ingredients referred to in 163.130(b)(4), exclusive of any added sweetener or other dairy-derived ingredient that is added beyond that amount that is normally present in the specified dairy ingredient.
(b) Optional ingredients. (1) Safe and suitable vegetable derived oils, fats, and stearins other than cacao fat. The oils, fats, and stearins may be hydrogenated;
(2) Safe and suitable dairy-derived ingredients; and
(3) Safe and suitable bulking agents, formulation aids, humectants, and texturizers.
(c) Nomenclature. The name of the food is "milk chocolate and vegetable fat coating" or "skim milk chocolate and vegetable fat coating", as appropriate. Alternatively, the common or usual name of the vegetable derived fat ingredient may be used in the name of the food, e.g., "milk chocolate and ___ oil coating", the blank being filled in with the common or usual name of the specific vegetable fat used.