Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

CPG Sec. 550.100 Apple Butter - Adulteration with Mold; Rodent Filth, Insect

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.

  1. Mold: The apple butter has an average mold count of 12% or more;
  2. or

  3. Rodent Filth: The apple butter contains an average of 4 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams;
  4. or

  5. 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.

REMARKS:

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
Article Involved Dealer
Amount of Lot Shipper
Codes Analytical Conclusions

SPECIMEN CHARGE:

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*

Issued: 10/1/80
Revised: 3/95, 5/2005
Updated: 11/29/05

Page Last Updated: 03/20/2015
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