Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

CPG Sec. 560.300 Reconditioning of Imported, Insect Infested, Insect Damaged or Moldy Coffee Beans


*This policy pertains to the different reconditioning procedures for green coffee beans detained (See Sec. 580.100 for CPG 7103.01) due to the presence of external live and/or dead insect infestation, or detained due to insect damaged and/or moldy coffee beans (See Sec. 510.500 for CPG 7101.06).*


The Food and Drug Administration will continue to detain all actionable lots of green coffee beans offered for entry into the U.S. *Lots detained due to external live insect infestation must be fumigated* in the immediate area of the port to prevent further adulteration of food. After the fumigation has been completed, lots detained due to the presence of *external* live and/or dead insects must be cleaned by sifting and blowing or other suitable means to remove the insects. *The cleaning phase of the reconditioning may be carried out at* the processing facility (roasting plant), if the owner or consignee *requests authorization* and if it has been determined through a current inspection that proper cleaning can be accomplished at the roasting plant.

*Lots* detained due to insect damaged and/or moldy beans *must* be completely reconditioned prior to movement to the processing facility (roasting plant).

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 10/1/80
Revised: 1/4/82, 7/19/89

Page Last Updated: 03/20/2015
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