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Novmber 21, 1959

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

JAMA. 1959;171(12):1708-1709. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010300082021

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Abstract

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION 

Court Actions in September.—  Insect contamination and live infestations were found in shelled peanuts, flour, egg noodles, rice, prepared baking mixes, and a breakfast cereal. Spoilage was found in salad dressing and in seafoods, including fillets of cod and perch and frozen lobster tails. Of the remaining unfit foods seized, 55 tons were in insect-infested peanuts and pistachios, and 49 tons in rodent and insect-contaminated wheat, rice, flour, and corn meal. Ten tons of tomato paste contained fly eggs and maggots and were alleged to have been prepared and packed under insanitary conditions. Seven tons of dried blackeyed peas were insect infested.Seized as economic cheats were 3.5 tons of imported cocoa powder in which cocoa shell was substituted for cocoa, an instant coffee containing dextrose in place of coffee, "chocolate" fudge cookies made with cocoa rather than chocolate, canned peaches labeled as "irregular slices in

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