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CPG Sec 550.590 Cloudberries (Multer Berries), Canned - Adulteration by Insects March 1995

Final
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Office of Regulatory Affairs

REGULATORY ACTION GUIDANCE:

The following represents criteria for direct reference seizure *requests to the Office of Human and Animal Food Operations (OHAFO) in consultation with the Office of Enforcement and Import Operations (OEIO) and CFSAN, and for direct citation by the appropriate Field Office within the Human and Animal Food Program*:

The canned berries contain an average of 40 or more thrips per No. 2 can and 20% of the subs are materially infested.

SPECIMEN CHARGE:

Article adulterated (when introduced into and while in interstate commerce) (while held for sale after introduction into interstate commerce), within the meaning of 21 U.S.C., 342(a)(3), in that it consists in part of a filthy substance by reason of the presence therein of thrips.

NOTE: Only use direct reference citation authority 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.

1Winton & Winton "Structure and Composition of Foods," Volume II, 1935.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised*

Issued: 10/1/80 Revised: 11/1/81, 3/95


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