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CPG Sec 585.300 Corn, Sweet; Canned - Adulteration by Corn Ear Worms, Corn Borers November 2005

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

The following represents the 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*:

Examine a minimum of 24 lbs. (24 No. 303 cans or equivalent). The corn contains two or more 3 mm or longer larvae, cast skins, larval or cast skin fragments of corn ear worm or corn borer;


The aggregate length of such larvae, cast skins, larval or cast skin fragments exceeds 12 mm.


Seizures involving these products must be discussed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Submit the following information *by e-mail* or FAX to CFSAN/Office of *Compliance*/Division of Enforcement (HFS-605) and await reply before proceeding:

Sample Number

Date of Shipment

Article Involved


Amount of Lot



Analytical Conclusions


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 said

Act 21 U.S.C. 342(a)(3) since it consists in part of a filthy substance by reason of the presence therein of insects and/or insect fragments.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 11/21/79

Reissued: 10/1/80

Revised: 12/8/88, 3/95, 5/2005

Updated: 11/29/05

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