REGULATORY ACTION GUIDANCE:
The following represents the criteria for direct reference seizure to Division of Compliance Management and Operations (HFC-210) and for direct citation by the District Offices:
A minimum of six subsamples is required for examination.
- Mold: The apple butter has an average mold count of 12% or more;
- Rodent Filth: The apple butter contains an average of 4 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams;
- Insects: The apple butter contains an average of 5 or more whole or equivalent insects (not counting mites, aphids, thrips or scale insects) per 100 grams.
Seizures of canned apple butter must be discussed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. *E-mail* or FAX the following information to CFSAN/Office of *Compliance*/Division of Enforcement (HFS-605) and await reply before proceeding:
|Sample Number||Date of Shipment|
|Amount of Lot||Shipper|
Article adulterated when introduced into and while in interstate commerce, within the 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 insects and rodent hairs; and of a decomposed substance by reason of presence therein of decomposed apple butter.
*Material between asterisks is new or revised*
Revised: 3/95, 5/2005