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CPG Sec 585.350 Corn Husks (for Tamales) - Adulteration with Filth December 1988

Final
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*:

The corn husks contain an average of 5% or more by weight of insect-infested (including insect damaged) or moldy husks.

SPECIMEN CHARGE:

*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) in that it consists in part of a filthy substance by reason of the presence therein of insects, insect damage; and of a decomposed substance by reason of the presence therein of moldy corn husks.*

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 11/21/79

Reissued: 10/1/80

Revised: 12/8/88


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