Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

CPG Sec. 545.600 Cinnamon-Flavored Toothpicks


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

If the toothpicks contain an average of 18% or more by weight of cinnamaldehyde.


If the toothpicks contain between 13% and 18% by weight of cinnamaldehyde, refer to CFSAN/Office of *Compliance*/Division of Enforcement (HFS-605) with all available injury information.


Article adulterated when introduced into and while in interstate commerce, within meaning of 21 U.S.C. 361(a), in that it contains an added poisonous or deleterious substance, namely, cinnamaldehyde, which may render it injurious to users under customary or usual conditions of use.

NOTE: Only use direct reference citation authority when prosecution is anticipated and evidence to support a prosecution is included with the adulteration charge. Evidence to support a prosecution is specified in existing regulatory procedures issuances.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 1/1/73
Revised: 10/1/80, 7/1/83, 9/1/86, 3/95, 5/2005
Updated: 11/29/05

Page Last Updated: 03/20/2015
Note: If you need help accessing information in different file formats, see Instructions for Downloading Viewers and Players.
Language Assistance Available: Español | 繁體中文 | Tiếng Việt | 한국어 | Tagalog | Русский | العربية | Kreyòl Ayisyen | Français | Polski | Português | Italiano | Deutsch | 日本語 | فارسی | English