Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

CPG Sec. 525.425 Hops - Adulteration Involving Aphid Infestation

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

The hops contain an average of 2500 or more aphids per 10 grams.


Since the majority of spices are imported, determine that the lot in question has not been previously examined and released by FDA as an import. If the lot has been examined and released previously, submit all available facts to *CFSAN/Office of Field Programs/Division of Enforcement (HFS-605)* for seizure consideration in the usual manner.


Article adulterated while held for sale after shipment in interstate commerce, within meaning of 21 U.S.C. 342(a)(3), in that it consists wholly or in part of a filthy substance by reason of presence therein of insects.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 10/1/80
Revised: 3/95

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