Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations
Sample Schedule 9: SAMPLING SCHEDULE FOR COLOR CONTAINING PRODUCTS & COLOR ADDITIVES
The following schedule provides general guidance for collecting samples of foods and cosmetics to determine whether non-permitted colors are present, rather than to determine the actual level of a particular color. This schedule was developed with the assumption that color distribution in the lot will be homogeneous. In the case of heterogeneous products, your supervisor should contact Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of Field Programs, Division of Enforcement (HFS-605) to determine sample size.
|INDUSTRY CODE||SAMPLE SIZE
(DO NOT COMMINGLE CODES) (Min. 225g (8 oz)/pkg Unless otherwise specified)
|GRAIN AND BAKING|
|02||Whole grains, Milled Grain Products and Starch||2 retail packages|
|03||Bakery Products, Doughs, Bakery Mixes, and Icings||2 retail packages|
|04||Macaroni and Noodle Products||2 retail packages|
|05||Cereal Preparations Breakfast Foods||2 retail packages|
|07||Snack Food Items (Flour, Meal, or Vegetable Base)||2 retail packages|
|09||Milk, Butter, and Dried Milk Pdts||Liquid Pdts: 2 pts where possible
Solid: 2 packages
|12||Cheese and Cheese Products||2 retail packages|
|13||Ice Cream and Related Products||6 items per sample (If item is single serving; i.e., cup, popsicle, bar, etc.) 2 pt containers where possible, or 1 quart or 1/2 gal|
|14||Filled Milk and Imitation Milk Products||2 pints|
|15||Egg and Egg Pdts||2 dozen whole eggs (e.g. colored hard boiled Easter eggs)
2 retail pkg of egg pdts
|16||Fishery/Seafood Pdts||2 retail packages. Any collection of smoked salmon should be selective, based on inspectional evidence|
|MEAT & SIMULATED MEAT PRODUCTS|
|17||Meat, Meat Products and Poultry||2 retail packages|
|18||Vegetable Protein Pdts||2 retail packages|
|FRUIT, NUT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS|
|20-22||Fruit & Fruit Pdts||2 retail packages canned or glazed.
12 fresh fruit (e.g., oranges, etc.).
|23||Nuts & Edible Seeds||2 retail packages|
|24-25||Vegetable & Vegetable Products||2 retail packages|
|26||Vegetable Oils & Olive Oil||Liquids - 2 pints
Solids - 2 retail packages
|DRESSINGS AND SPICES|
|27||Dressings & Condiments||2 retail packages|
|28||Spices, Flavors, & Salts||Extracts - 2 pints
Solids - 2 retail packages
|29||Soft Drinks & Waters||6 Retail Units (Cans, Bottles, Packets)|
|30||Beverage Bases, Concentrates, and Nectars||Liquids - 1 pint
Solids (Powder mix, packets) - 6 Consumer Pkg
Solids - 2/225 g (8 oz) or larger containers
|31||Coffee and Tea||2 retail packages|
|32||Alcoholic Beverages||2 pints or 1 quart|
|CONFECTIONS AND DESSERTS|
|33||Candy w/o chocolate, Candy Specialties, and Chewing Gum||2 retail packages|
|34||Chocolate & Cocoa Pdts||2 retail packages|
|35||Gelatin, Rennet, Pudding Mixes, & Pie Fillings||6 pkgs - smallest consumer size|
|36||Food Sweeteners (Nutritive)||2 pints|
|MULTIPLE FOODS, SOUPS, SALADS, BABY FOOD AND DIETARY|
|37||Multiple Food Dinners Gravies, Sauces and Specialties||Single Serving Dinners, etc - 4 pkgs
Two Consumer Pkgs when 1 pkg serves more than 2
|38||Soups||Same as 37 Above|
|39||Prepared Salad Products||Same as 37 Above|
|40||Baby (Infant and Junior) Food Pdts||Sufficient retail pkgs to total at least 454 g (1 lb) of food|
|41||Dietary Conventional Foods and Meal Replacements||Same as 37 Above|
|COLORS AND COSMETICS|
|50||Color Additives for Foods Drugs, and Cosmetics||1. Straight Color 28 g (1 oz) powder.
2. Color Mixtures 110 g (4 oz) Liq, paste or powder.
If mixture contains over 50% pure dye, 55 g (2 oz) is sufficient
|53||Cosmetics||Four retail packages of the same lot code for each shade (color) in the product line, if the product is strongly colored. (e.g., Lipsticks, hair coloring products, eye mascara, eye liners, make up pencils of all types).
Sufficient number of retail packages to equal 1 lb or 1 pt of sample if the product is lightly colored. (e.g., creams, lotions, shampoos, bath products, shaving preparations, and perfumes).
Note: Always collect a minimum of two retail units of each product.
|Bulk Items (Any bulk food or cosmetic)||Dry - 454 g (1 lb)
Liquid - Min 36 fl oz