Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

CPG Sec. 550.150 Apricots - Canned - Adulteration with Insects

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 10 subsamples is required for examination.

The apricots contain an average of 2 percent or more by count of insect infested or insect damaged fruit.

REMARKS:

Seizures of these products 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, insect fragments, insect webbing, insect excreta and insect damaged apricots.

*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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