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per cent protein cottonseed meal, as represented, in that a portion of the article was cottonseed feed which contained not more than 26.34 per cent of crude protein and not less than 20.52 per cent of crude fiber, and the remainder of the said article contained not more than 38.48 per cent of crude protein, and not less than 12.07 per cent of crude fiber.

On October 28, 1931, a plea of guilty to the information was entered on behalf of the defendant company, and the court imposed a fine of $75 and costs.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18986. Misbranding of clam nectar. U. S. v. Bugge Canning Co. Plea of

guilty. Fine, $50 and costs. (F. & D. No. 26595. I. S. Nos. 642, 11675,

11699, 11700.) Sample cans of clam nectar from the shipment herein described having been found to contain less than the declared volume, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Western District of Washington.

On September 16, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid an information against the Bugge Canning Co., Sequim, Wash., alleging shipment by said company, in violation of the food and drugs act as amended, on or about December 18, 1930, from the State of Washington into the State of California, of a quantity of clam nectar that was misbranded. The article was labeled in part: “Tureen Brand Clam Nectar Contents 3 Qts. 4 Fl. Oz. Packed by Bugge Canning Co., Sequim, Washington."

It was alleged in the information that the article was misbranded in that the statement, to wit, “3 Qts. 4 Fi. Oz.," borne on the can label, was false and misleading in that the said statement represented that each of the cans contained 3 quarts and 4 fluid ounces of the article; and for the further reason that it was labeled as aforesaid so as to deceive and mislead the purchaser into the belief that each of said cans contained 3 quarts and 4 fluid ounces of the article; whereas each of the cans did not contain the amount declared, but did contain a less amount. Misbranding was alleged for the further reason that the article was food in package form and the quantity of the contents was not plainly and conspicuously marked on the outside of the package.

On November 2, 1931, a plea of guilty to the information having been entered on behalf of the defendant company, the court imposed a fine of $50 and costs.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture. 18987. Misbranding of canned salmon. U. S. v. 35 Cases of Canned Salmon.

Decree of condemnation entered. Product released under bond.

(F. & D. No. 26472. I. S. No. 25491. S. No. 4752.) Samples of canned salmon, represented to be sockeye salmon, having been found to contain coho salmon, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

On June 5, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of 35 cases of canned salmon at Springfield, Mo., alleging that the article had been shipped by McGovern & McGovern, Seattle, Wash., on or about September 20, 1929, and had been transported from the State of Washington into the State of Missouri, and charging misbranding in violation of the food and drugs act. The article was labeled in part: (Case) “Red Sockeye Salmon;" (can) "G. D. M. Brand Red Sockeye Salmon Distributed by G. D. Milligan Grocer Co., Springfield, Mo."

It was alleged in the libel that the article was misbranded in that the statement on the cases and cans, “Red Sockeye Salmon,” was false and misleading and deceived and misled the purchaser when applied to a product containing coho salmon. Misbranding was alleged for the further reason that the article was offered for sale under the distinctive name of another article.

On October 1, 1931, McGovern & McGovern, Seattle, Wash., having appeared as claimant for the property and having admitted the allegations of the libel, judgment of condemnation was entered. The claimant having paid the costs and executed a bond in the sum of $500, conditioned that the product should not be sold or otherwise disposed of contrary to the Federal food and drugs act or the laws of any State, Territory, district, or insular possession, the court ordered that the said product be released to the claimant.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18988. Adulteration of evaporated apples. U. S. v. Napa Fruit Co. Plea of

guilty. Fine, $100. (F. & D. No. 26555. I. S. No. 11650.) Samples of evaporated apples from the shipment herein described having been found to be insect infested, moldy, or decayed, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Northern District of California.

On September 14, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid an information against the Napa Fruit Co., a corporation, Napa, Calif., alleging shipment by said company, in violation of the food and drugs act, on or about November 28, 1930, from the State of California into the State of Louisiana, of a quantity of evaporated apples that were adulterated.

It was alleged in the information that the article was adulterated in that it consisted in part of a filthy, decomposed, and putrid vegetable substance.

On September 24, 1931, a plea of guilty to the information was entered on behalf of the defendant company, and the court imposed a fine of $100.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture. 18989. Adulteration of herring. U. $. v. 4 Boxes of Herring. Default de

cree of condemnation, forfeiture, and destruction. (F. & D. No.

27156. 1. S. No. 40597. S. No. 5120.) Samples of herring from the shipment herein described having been found to contain worms, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

On August 13, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of four boxes of herring at Chicago, Il., alleging that the article had been shipped by M. Mickelsen, from Little Marais, Minn., on or about August 7, 1931, and had been transported from the State of Minnesota into the State of Illinois, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act.

It was alleged in the libel that the article was adulterated in that it consisted in part of a decomposed, filthy, and putrid animal substance. Adulteration was alleged for the further reason that the article consisted of a portion of an animal unfit for food.

On October 12, 1931, no claimant having appeared for the property, judgment of condemnation and forfeiture was entered, and it was ordered by the court that the product be destroyed by the United States marshal.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18990. Adulteration of canned salmon. U. S. v. 1,500 Cases, et al., of

Canned Salmon. Consent decrees of condemnation and forfeiture.
Product released under bond. (F. & D. Nos. 27034, 27053, 27054. I. S.

Nos. 22365, 22366, 22367, 22368, 22369. S. Nos. 5249, 5274, 5287.) Samples of canned salmon from the shipments herein described having been found to be tainted or stale, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Western District of Washington.

On October 5, October 7, and October 8, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid libels praying seizure and condemnation of 7,860 cases of canned salmon, remaining in the original unbroken packages at Seattle, Wash., consigned by the Independent Salmon Canneries (Inc.), alleging that the article had been shipped from Ketchikan, Alaska, in various consignments, on or about August 4, August 10, and August 18, 1931, and had been transported from Alaska into the State of Washington, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act.

It was alleged in the libels that the article was adulterated in that it consisted in whole or in part of a decomposed animal substance.

On October 26, and December 21, 1931, the Independent Salmon Canneries (Inc.), Seattle, Wash., claimant, having admitted the allegations of the libel and having consented to the entry of decrees, judgments of condemnation and forfeiture were entered, and it was ordered by the court that the product be released to the said claimant upon payment of costs and the execution of bonds totaling $3,000, conditioned in part that it be made to comply with the law under the supervision of th's department, and further conditioned that it should not be sold or otherwise disposed of contrary to the Federal food and drugs act, or the laws of any State, Territory, district, or insular possession of the United States.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18991. Adulteration of herring. U. S. v. 2 Boxes of Herring. Default

decree of condemnation, forfeiture, and destruction. (F. & D. No.

26848. 1. S. No. 9879. S. No. 5034.) Samples of herring from the shipment herein described having been found to be infested with worms, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

On August 12, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of two boxes of herring at Chicago, II., alleging that the article had been shipped by R. R. Midbrod, from Beaver Bay, Minn., on or about July 31, 1931, and had been transported from the State of Minnesota into the State of Illinois, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act.

It was alleged in the libel that the article was adulterated in that it consisted in part of a filthy, decomposed, and putrid animal substance. Adulteration was alleged for the further reason that the article consisted of a portion of an animal unfit for food.

On October 12, 1931, no claimant having appeared for the property, judgment of condemnation and forfeiture was entered, and it was ordered by the court that the product be destroyed by the United States marshal.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Scoretary of Agriculture.

18992. Adulteration of herring. U. S. v. 3 Boxes of Herring. Default

decree of condemnation, forfeiture, and destruction. (F. & D. No.

27153. I. S. No. 40008. S. No. 5296.) Samples of herring from the shipment herein described having been found to contain worms, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

On August 19, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of three boxes of herring at Chicago, Ill., alleging that the article had been shipped by John M. Jacobson, from Beaver Bay, Minn., on or about August 14, 1931, and had been transported from the State of Minnesota into the State of Illinois, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act.

It was alleged in the libel that the article was adulterated in that it consisted in part of a decomposed, filthy, and putrid animal substance. Adulteration was alleged for the further reason that the article consisted of a portion of an animal unfit for food.

On October 12, 1931, no claimant having appeared for the property, judgment of condemnation and forfeiture was entered, and it was ordered by the court that the product be destroyed by the United States marshal.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18993. Adulteration of herring. t. S. v. 4 Boxes of Herring. Default de

cree of condemnation, forfeiture, and destruction. (F. & D. No.

26842. 1. S. No. 9882. S. No. 5033.) Samples of herring from the shipment herein described having been found to contain worms, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

On August 12, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of four boxes of herring at Chicago, Ill., alleging that the article had been shipped by M. Michaelsen, from Duluth, Minn., on or about July 31. 1931, and had been transported from the State of Minnesota into the State of Illinois, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act.

It was alleged in the libel that the article was adulterated in that it consisted in part of a filthy, decomposed, and putrid animal substance. Adulteration was alleged for the further reason that the article consisted of a portion of an animal unfit for food.

On October 12, 1931, no claimant having appeared for the property, judgment of condemnation and forfeiture was entered, and it was ordered by the court that the product be destroyed by the United States marshal.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

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18994. Misbranding of cottonseed meal. U. S. V. Central Cotton Oil Co.

Plea of guilty. Fine, $25. (F. & D. No. 26546. I. S. No. 18356.) Samples of cottonseed meal from the shipment herein described having been found to contain less protein and more fiber than declared on the label, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

On August 31, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid an information against the Central Cotton Oil Co., a corporation, Macon, Ga., alleging shipment by said company, in violation of the food and drugs act, on or about September 9, 1930, from the State of Georgia into the State of Kentucky, of a quantity of cottonseed meal that was misbranded. The article was labeled in part : "* Pinta" Columbus Brand 41% Cottonseed Meal Made for Dan Joseph Co., Columbus, Ga. Guaranteed Analysis, Per Cent, Protein 41.00.

Fiber 10.00." It was alleged in the information that the article was misbranded in that the statements, 41% Cottonseed Meal

Guaranteed Analysis, Per Cent, Protein 41.00, Fiber 10.00," borne on the tags attached to the sacks containing the said article, were false and misleading in that the said statements represented that the article contained 41 per cent of protein and 10 per cent of fiber : and for the further reason that it was labeled as aforesaid so as to deceive and mislead the purchaser into the belief that it contained 41 per cent of protein andi 10 per cent of fiber; whereas it contained less than 41 per cent of protein and more than 10 per cent of fiber.

On September 17, 1931, a plea of guilty to the information was entered on belialf of the defendant company, and the court imposed a fine of $25.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18995. Adulteration of canned salmon. U. S. y. 704 Cases of Canned Sal.

mon. Consent decree of condemnation and forfeiture. Product

released under bond. (F. & D. No. 27018. I. S. No. 22364. S. No. 5241.) Samples of canned salmon from the shipment herein described having been found to be tainted or stale, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Western District of Washington.

On October 1, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of 704 cases of canned salmon, remaining in the original unbroken packages at Seattle, Wash., alleging that the article had been shipped by the Continental Can Co., from Ketchikan, Alaska, on or about August 4, 1931, and had been transported from Alaska into the State of Washington, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act.

It was alleged in the libel that the article was adulterated in that it consister] in whole or in part of a decomposed animal substance.

On December 7, 1931, the Continental Can Co., Seattle, Wash., claimant, hav. ing admitted the allegations of the libel and having consented to the entry of a decree, judgment of condemnation and forfeiture was entered, and it was ordered by the court that the product be delivered to said claimant upon payment of costs and the execution of a bond in the sum of $750, conditioned in part that it be sorted under the supervision of this department in order to separate the good portion from the decomposed portion, and further conditioned that it should not be sold or otherwise disposed of contrary to the provisions of the Federal food and drugs act, or the laws of any State, Terri. tory, district, or insular possession. The decree further ordered that upon compliance with the conditions of the bond, the unadulterated portion be released and the remainder destroyed.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture,

18996. Adulteration of canned salmon. U. S. v, 3,024 Cases of Canned Sal

mon. Consent decree of condemnation and forfeiture. Product released under bond. (F. & D. No. 26927. I. S. No. 22330. S. No.

5143.) Sampies of canned salmon from the shipment herein described having been found to be tainted or stale, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Western District of Washingon.

On August 29, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of 3,024 cases of canned salmon, remaining in the original unbroken packages at Seattle, Wash., alleging that the article had been shipped by the Superior Packing Co., Tenakee, Alaska, on or about July 28, 1931, and had been transported from Aliiska into the State of Washington, and charging

adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act. The article was labeled in part: “Alaska Brand Salmon Eat More Salmon."

It was alleged in the libel that the article was adulterated in that it consisted in whole or in part of a decomposed animal substance.

On October 23, 1931, the Superior Packing Co., Tenakee, Alaska, claimant, having admitted the allegations of the libel and having consented to the entry of a decree, judgment of condemnation and forfeiture was entered, and it was ordered by the court that the product be released to the said claimant upon payment of costs and the execution of a bond in the sum of $1,000, conditioned in part that it be sorted under the supervision of this department in order to separate the good portion from the decomposed portion, and further conditioned that it should not be sold or otherwise disposed of contrary to the provisions of the Federal food and drugs act, or the laws of any State, Territory, district, or insular possession.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture,

18997. Misbranding of cane sirup. U. S. v. 47 Cases of Sirup. Product

ordered released under bond to be rela beled or destroyed. (F. &

D. No. 27051. I. S. No. 36958. S. No. 5268.) Sample cans of cane sirup from the shipment herein described having been found to contain less than the declared volume, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Southern District of Texas.

On October 10, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of 47 cases of cane sirup, remaining in the original packages at Houston, Tex., alleging that the article had been shipped by the New Orleans Coffee Co., from New Orleans, La., on or about December 31, 1930, and had been transported from the State of Louisiana into the State of Texas, and charging misbranding in violation of the food and drugs act as amended.

It was alleged in the libel that the article was misbranded in that the labels of the cans containing the article bore the statements, to wit, “New South Brand Pure Sugar Cane Syrup Packed by New Orleans Coffee Co. Ltd., New Orleans, La. Contains Sulphur Dioxide Net Volume 3 Qts. 8 Fl. Ozs. Net Weight 9 Pounds 3 Ozs.," which statements were false and misleading and deceived and misled the purchaser, since the weight and quantity of the article contained in the said cans were less than the weight and quantity declared on the label. Misbranding was alleged for the further reason that the article was food in package form and the quantity of the contents was not plainly and conspicuously marked on the outside of the packages, since the volume and weight of the contents were less than represented.

On October 19, 1931, the New Orleans Coffee Co. (Ltd.), New Orleans, La., having appeared as claimant for the property, and the court having found that the essential allegations of the libel were true, a decree was entered ordering that the goods be released to the said claimant upon payment of costs and the execution of a bond in the sum of $300, conditioned in part that it should not be sold or otherwise disposed of contrary to the provisions of the laws of the United States or of any State, Territory, district, or insular possession. Subsequently an amendment to the decree was filed ordering that the cans of sirup which were short weight be segregated and relabeled or destroyed.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18998. Adulteration of herring. U. S. v. 4 Boxes, et al., of herring.

Default decrees of condemnation, forfeiture, and destruction. (F. & D. Nos. 26830, 27150, 27154, 27157. I. S. Nos. 37208, 40009, 40595, 40598.

S. Nos. 5014, 5118, 5119, 5295.) Samples of herring from the shipments herein described having been found to contain worms, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

On August 12, 13, and 19, 1931, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid libels praying seizure and condemnation of 14 boxes of herring at Chicago, Ill., alleging that the article had been shipped by T. R. Midbrod, from Beaver Bay, Minn., on or about July 28, 1931, August 7, 1931, and August 14, 1931, and had been transported from the State of Minnesota into the State of Illinois, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act.

It was alleged in the libels that the article was adulterated in that it consisted in part of a filthy, decomposed, and putrid animal substance. Adulter

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