Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

CPG Sec. 585.200 Beets, Canned - Adulteration with Rot


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

The canned beets contain an average of 5% or more, by weight, pieces with dry rot.


*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 21 U.S.C. 342(a)(3), in that it consists in part of a decomposed substance by reason of the presence therein of beets with dry rot.

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

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 11/7/79

Reissued: 10/1/80

Revised: 11/1/81, 12/8/88

Updated: 11/29/05

Page Last Updated: 03/20/2015
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