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CPG Sec. 527.250 Cheese & Cheese Products - Misbranding Involving Net Contents


The following represents criteria for recommending legal action to CFSAN/Office of *Compliance*/Division of Enforcement (HFS-605):

Net Weight

In packaged cheese when there is an average shortage of one percent or more substantiated by factory evidence of short weight practices, or two percent or more if factory evidence of short weight is not available.

NOTE: Caution must be observed to make sure that shrinkage has not occurred after interstate shipment.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 10/1/80
Revised: 8/1/86, 3/95, 5/05

Updated:  11/29/05