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October 30, 2009

Food Import Enforcement Actions

From FDA Law Blog:

On October 21, 2009, First Fishery Development Services filed suit against FDA seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief with regard to its product’s placement on Import Alert 99-08 - Detention Without Physical Examination of Processed Foods for Pesticides.  According to the Complaint, the Company contends that its bulk Olive Leaf Powder Extract is not adulterated, in violation of section 402(a)(2)(b) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FDC Act”), because the presence of a pesticide in the product is a result of the presence of the pesticide in an antimicrobial solution used on food contact equipment.  The Company contends that this use of the pesticide conforms to an exemption from a pesticide tolerance granted by EPA and is permissible under FDA's threshold of regulation program for substances used in food contact articles that migrate into food.  

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