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CPG Sec. 550.750 Raisins - Adulteration Involving Mold, Sand, Grit, & 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:

NOTE: Examine a minimum of 10 subs from each code or from the lot if no codes are present.

MOLD: Natural raisins average 5 percent or more by count moldy.

SAND: The average is 40 milligrams or more of sand and grit per 100 grams of natural or Golden Bleached raisins.

INSECTS: The following represents the criteria for recommending legal action to CFSAN/Office of *Compliance*/Division of Enforcement (HFS-605):

Golden Bleached raisins contain an average of 10 or more whole insects or equivalent and 35 Drosophila eggs per 8 ounces.

REMARKS:

Seizure of this product 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:

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Sample NumberDate of Shipment
Article InvolvedDealer
Amount of LotShipper
CodesAnalytical Conclusions

SPECIMEN CHARGE:

MOLD: 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 moldy, decomposed raisins.

SAND AND GRIT: Article adulterated when introduced into and while in interstate commerce, within meaning of 21 U.S.C. 342(a)(3) in that it is unfit for food by reason of presence therein of sand and grit.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised*

Issued: 10/1/80
Revised: 3/95, 5/2005

Updated:  11/29/05