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CPG Sec. 570.250 Cashews, Insect Infested - Reconditioning

BACKGROUND:

The *Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition* has established guidelines to be used to determine the adequacy of reconditioning proposals for lots of cashews that are contaminated due to insect infestation.

POLICY:

1. Segregation of the lot is permitted on a tin by tin basis, with further reconditioning required only for those tins that contain insect infestation.

2. Cracking or splitting of the cashews is required as part of the reconditioning procedure when the cashews in a tin show evidence of internal insect infestation which cannot be removed by other means.

3. All cashews in a tin must be cracked if more than 2 percent of l00 cashews cracked or split from that tin show internal insect infestation.

4. Reconditioning, as above, is permitted regardless of whether the insects have been killed by freezing or other acceptable methods.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 7/9/80
Reissued: 10/1/80
Revised: 12/2/88

Page Last Updated: 03/20/2015
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