Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

CPG Sec. 585.350 Corn Husks (for Tamales) - Adulteration with Filth

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 corn husks contain an average of 5% or more by weight of insect-infested (including insect damaged) or moldy husks.

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, insect damage; and of a decomposed substance by reason of the presence therein of moldy corn husks.*

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 11/21/79

Reissued: 10/1/80

Revised: 12/8/88

Page Last Updated: 03/20/2015
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