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MOU 225-71-2006

Memorandum of Understanding

Between
The Internal Revenue Service

and

The Food and Drug Administration

 

The Food and Drug Administration (hereinafter called the FDA) agrees to furnish to the Internal Revenue Service (hereinafter called the IRS) the services as described herein.

 

PURPOSE:

To furnish to the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division, Internal Revenue Service, information concerning legal actions taken by Food and Drug Administration against alcoholic beverage firms for underfilling of containers.

I. Services to be Furnished

A. FDA will provide the IRS with a specimen summary slip of any seizures made by FDA of any alcoholic beverage found to be "short-volume."

B. IRS may make telephone inquiries to FDA for more detailed information not routinely included on the specimen summary slip.

 

II. Liaison Officers

A. Dr. Alex P. Mathers
Chief
National Office Laboratory
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division
Internal Revenue Service
Telephone: IDS 184-4201

B. Mr. Ralph Strand
Chief
Case and Advisory Branch
Division of Case Guidance
Food and Drug Administration
Telephone: IDS 13-27661

 

III. Period of Agreement

This Memorandum of Understanding, when accepted by both agencies, covers an indefinite period of time and may be modified with the mutual consent of both parties and may be terminated by either party upon a (30) day advance written notice.

Approved and Accepted
for the Internal Revenue Service

Signed by: Acting Assistant Commissioner
(Compliance)

Date: July 13, 1971

Approved and Accepted
for the Food and Drug Administration

Signed by: Assistant Commissioner for Administration

Date: June 22, 1971