Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

CPG Sec. 550.690 Plums, Canned - Adulteration with Rot

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:

NOTE: Examine a minimum of 12 subsamples for the lot, or 6 subsamples for each violative code. Confirm rot microscopically by presence of mold.

The average for any code, or for the lot if no code is present, is 5% or more by count of plums with rot spots larger than the area of a circle 12 mm. in diameter.

REMARKS:

Seizures involving 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
Article Involved
Amount of Lot
Codes
Date of Shipment
Dealer
Shipper
Analytical Conclusions
 

SPECIMEN CHARGE:

Article adulterated when introduced into and while in interstate commerce, within meaning of 21 U.S.C. 342(a)(3) in that it consists wholly or in part of a decomposed substance by reason of presence therein of decomposed plums.

*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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