Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

CPG Sec. 550.500 Lingon Berries, Canned - Adulteration by 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:

Of a minimum of 12 subsamples examined:

The canned lingon berries contain an average of 3 or more larvae per pound (net weight).


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 the presence therein of insects.

*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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