The War against Contamination

Nutrition Health Review, Winter 1990 | Go to article overview

The War against Contamination


The War Against Contamination

A Summary of Recent Court Actions Against Violators

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains a constant vigil against packagers, importers, and processors of food products. Because of limited resources in personnel and funds, the number of violators identified is small compared to the problem. The following cases have been presented in various jurisdictions by the FDA for further action:

SEIZURE ACTIONS

Foods/Poisonous and Deleterious Substances

PRODUCT: Shelfish, canned, Jade brand, at Honolulu, Dist. Hawaii; Civil No. 87-0371-HMF. CHARGED 5-5-87: When shipped from Iqueque, Chile, into a Hawaiian Free Trade Zone, the article (keyhole limpets), labeled "Jade ... Baby Abalone Like Shellfish ... Fissurella Maxima ... Produce for: Jade Food Products," contained a poisonous or deleterious substance; the article was decomposed; the article was keyhole limpets and was not abalone-like shellfish as declared on the labels --403(a)(1); the labels of the article lacked the place of business of the distributor, Jade Food Products, Inc.; and the name of such distributor and the article's ingredient statement failed to appear on the label's information panel in the type size required by regulation. DISPOSITION: Consent -- ordered destroyed.

Foods/Contamination, Spoilage, Insanitary Handling

PRODUCT: Apricots, pitted, at Ridgewood, E. Dist. N.Y.; Civil No. CV-89-0542. CHARGED: When shipped by Julkar Enterprises, Inc., Englewood, N.J., the article contained insect and other filth. DISPOSITION: Default -- ordered destroyed. (F.D.C. No. 65601; S. No. 89-545-705; S.J. No.2) PRODUCT: Bee propolis capsules, at Hayward, W. Dist. Wis. CHARGED: When returned to Beehive Botanicals, Inc., Hayward, Wis., after encapsulation and bottling at Arlee, Mont., the article labeled "Beehive Botanicals ... Propolis Capsules ... manufactured for Beehive Botanicals, Inc. Hayward, WI.," contained rodent filth and insect filth other than bee setae. DISPOSITION: Default -- ordered destroyed. PRODUCT: Cheese slices, at New Ulm, Dist. Minn. CHARGED: While held for sale, the article contained animal filth. DISPOSITION: Default -- ordered destroyed. PRODUCT: Corn, giant, at Candor, N. Dist. N.Y. CHARGED: While held for sale after being imported, the article contained the added poisonous and deleterious substance aflatoxin -- 402(a)(1). DISPOSITION: Default -- ordered destroyed.

Foods/Economic and Labeling Violations

PRODUCT: Cereal, at Pawtucket, Dist. R.I. CHARGED: When shipped from Newark, N.J., by Henry Gonsalves Co., Pawtucket, R.I., the article was labeled "Nestle Cerelac farinha lactea ... Fabricado em Portugal por Nestle Portugal, S.A.," and none of the required label words, statements or information was prominently placed on the label under conditions likely to be understood, since they were not in English. DISPOSITION: Default -- ordered destroyed. PRODUCT: Squash, strained, in jars, Gerber, at Atlanta, N. Dist. Ga. CHARGED: When shipped by Gerber Products Co., Asheville, N.C., the amount of vitamin C contained in the article was less than 80 percent of the amount declared on the label. DISPOSITION: Default -- ordered destroyed.

CRIMINAL ACTION

DEFENDANTS: Robert J. DeJean and Jan P. DeJean (t/a Southeast Crab Co. or Southeast Louisiana Crab Co.), Raceland, E. Dist. La.; Criminal No. 84-173. CHARGED 5-4-84: When shipped to Baltimore, Md., crab meat contained filth and had been prepared and packed under insanitary conditions -- 402(a)(3), 402(a)(4). DISPOSITION: Guilty pleas; each defendant fined $2,500 and placed on probation for two years. DEFENDANTS: Hot An Cold, Inc., Fred A. Alexy, president, and Vernon L. Brown, manager, Glens Falls, N. Dist. N.Y.. CHARGED on or about 10-22-85: Navy beans were held under insanitary conditions and were contaminated with insect filth. DISPOSITION: Guilty plea by the corporation -- $1,000 fine; guilty plea by the president -- $1,000 fine; and guilty please by the manager -- $250 fine. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

The War against Contamination
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.