The following represents criteria for recommending legal action to CFSAN/Office of *Compliance*/Division of Enforcement (HFS-605):
- Insect Filth
- The cocoa powder or press cake in six or more subsamples contains an average of 75 or more insect fragments per 50 grams.
- Any one subsample contains 125 or more insect fragments, even if the overall average for all subsamples is less than 75.
- Rodent Filth
- The cocoa powder or press cake in six or more subsamples contains more than 2.0 rodent hairs per 50 grams.
- Any one subsample contains more than four rodent hairs, even if the overall average is less than 2.0 hairs.
NOTE: Insect and rodent filth analyses are conducted using method 965.38, Official Methods of Analysis, (2000) 17th Edition, AOAC, Gaithersburg, MD.
*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*
Revised: 3/95, 8/96, 8/2000, 5/05