CPG Sec. 520.300 Acidified Low-Acid Canned Foods - Adulteration Due to High pH
The following represents the criteria for recommending legal action to CFSAN/Office of *Compliance*/Division of Enforcement (HFS-605) or for detaining imports.
Recommend legal action to CFSAN/Office of *Compliance*/Division of Enforcement (HFS-605) for domestic samples (detain imports) if: one or more containers, analyzed by procedure outlined in LIB 1789, pages 1 through 6, is found to have a measured pH value of 4.75 or above by both the original and check analysis.
NOTE: Notify CFSAN/Office of *Compliance*/Division of Enforcement (HFS-605) immediately of all detentions.
Districts should also notify DOE if analysis of a domestic or imported sample shows: (1) one or more containers to have measured pH value of less than 4.75 but greater than or equal to 4.65; or (2) if the mean pH of the sample plus 2 standard deviations is 4.65 or above.
*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*
Revised: 3/95, 5/05
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