Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

CPG Sec. 585.275 Brussels Sprouts, Frozen - Adulteration by Insects

REGULATORY ACTION GUIDANCE:

The following represents the criteria for direct reference seizure to the Division of Compliance Management and Operations (HFC-210) and for direct citation by the District Offices:

The brussels sprouts contain an average of 30 or more aphids and/or thrips per 100 grams.

REMARKS:

Seizures of these products must be discussed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Submit the following information *by e-mail* or FAX 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:

The article was adulterated when introduced into and while in interstate commerce, and is adulterated while held for sale after shipment in interstate commerce within the meaning of said Act 21 U.S.C. 342(a)(3) in that it consists in part of a filthy substance by reason of the presence therein of insects.

*Materials between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 11/7/79
Reissued: 10/1/80
Revised: 12/8/88, 3/95, 5/2005
Updated: 11/29/05

Page Last Updated: 03/20/2015
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