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CPG Sec. 525.300 Condimental Seeds Other than Fennel Seeds and Sesame Seeds - Adulteration by Mammalian Excreta

REGULATORY ACTION GUIDANCE:

The following represents criteria for direct reference seizure to Division of Compliance Management and Operations (HFC-210) and for direct citation by District Offices:

If the condimental seeds contain an average of 3 milligrams or more of mammalian excreta per pound.

REMARKS:

Since the majority of spices are imported, determine that the lot in question has not been previously examined and released by FDA as an import. If the lot has been examined and released previously, submit all available facts to CFSAN/Office of *Compliance*/Division of Enforcement (HFS-605) for seizure consideration in the usual manner.

SPECIMEN CHARGE:

Article adulterated while held for sale after shipment in interstate commerce, within meaning of 21 U.S.C. 342(a)(3), in that it consists wholly or in part of a filthy substance by reason of presence therein of excreta.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 10/1/80
Revised: 3/95, 5/05

Updated:  11/29/05