Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

CPG Sec. 550.150 Apricots - Canned - Adulteration with Insects


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.


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
Amount of Lot
Analytical Conclusions


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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