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CPG Sec 585.650 Canned Pimentos and Red Sweet Peppers - Seeds Should be Removed December 1988

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


Seeds are not mentioned in the standard of identity for canned pimentos or red sweet peppers (21 CFR 155.200). The standard states, "The vegetable ingredient in each such canned vegetable is obtained by proper preparation from the succulent vegetable". The findings of fact on which the standard is based provide for exclusion of "inedible, undesirable and unsuitable portions."


The seeds of pimentos and sweet red peppers are considered undesirable and unsuitable portions which should be removed in accord with good manufacturing practices.

Issued: 10/20/76
Reissued: 10/1/80, 12/8/88

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