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food and drugs act. The article was labeled in part: “Sunshine Brand Pimientos First Quality

Pomona Products Co., Griffin, Georgia.” It was alleged in the libel that the article was adulterated in that it consisted in whole or in part of a filthy, decomposed, or putrid vegetable substance.

On February 16, 1931, Kryder-Shepard & French (Inc.), Kansas City, Mo., claimant, having admitted the allegations of the libel and having consented to the entry of judgment of condemnation and forfeiture, a decree was entered finding the product adulterated and ordering that it be delivered to the said claimant upon payment of costs and the execution of a bond in the sum of $500, conditioned that no part thereof should be sold until properly processed and that the decomposed portion be separated from the article and destroyed under the supervision of this department.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18009. Adulteration of Greek string figs. U. S. v. 16 Cases of Greek String

Figs. Default decree of condemnation, forfeiture, and destruc

tion. (F. & D. No. 25431. I. S. No. 5023. S. No. 3703.) Samples of Greek string figs from the shipment herein described having been found to be wormy and moldy, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

On December 3, 1930, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of 16 cases of Greek string figs, remaining in the original unbroken packages at Boston, Mass., alleging that the article had been shipped by the William A. Camp Co., from New York, N. Y., on or about October 31, 1930, and had been transported from the State of New York into the State of Massachusetts, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act. The article was labeled in part: “ Selected String Figs Packed and shipped by Seideman & Seideman * S. & S. Athena Brand, New York."

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

On February 26, 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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18010. Misbranding of canned clam nectar. U. S. v. 172 Cases, et al., of

Clam Nectar. Consent decree of condemnation and forfeiture.
Product released under bond. (F. & D. Nos., 25651, 25652. I. S. Nos.

11675, 11699, 11700. S. No. 3925.) Samples of canned clam nectar from the herein-described shipments having been found short of the declared volume, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Northern District of California.

On January 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 346 cases of clam nectar, remaining in the original unbroken packages at San Francisco, Calif., alleging that the article had been shipped by the Bugge Canning Co., from Sequim, Wash., on or about December 15, 1930, and transported from the State of Washington into the State of California, and charging misbranding in violation of the food and drugs act as amended. The article was labeled in part: "Tureen Brand Clam Nectar Contents 3 Quarts 4 Fl. Oz. Packed by Bugge Canning Co., Sequim, Washington.”

It was alleged in the libel that the article was misbranded in that the statement, “3 Quarts 4 F1. Oz.," was false and misleading and deceived and misled the purchaser when applied to a product short of the said declared volume. 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, since the staten made was not correct.

On January 26, 1931, the Bugge Canning Co., Sequim, Wash., having appeared as claimant for the property 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 $594, conditioned in part that it be brought into compliance with the law under the supervision of this department.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18011. Adulteration of tomato puree. U. S. v. 1,566 Cans and 783 Cases of

Tomato Puree. Bonds filed. Decrees entered ordering anfit portion destroyed; remainder released to be reconditioned. (F. & D.

Nos. 25285, 25437. I. S. Nos, 10346, 10436. S. Nos. 3547, 3711.) Samples of canned tomato puree from the herein-described shipments having been found to be decomposed, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.

On October 31, and December 3, 1930, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid libels praying seizure and condemnation of 783 cases and 1,566 cans of tomato puree, remaining in the original unbroken packages at St. Louis, Mo., consigned by the Crampton Canneries (Inc.), Celina, Ohio, alleging that the article had been shipped from Celina, Ohio, in part on or about September 25, 1930, and in part on or about November 7, 1930, and had been transported from the State of Ohio into the State of Missouri, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act. A portion of the article was labeled in part: (Cases) Chic Puree Packed for Meyer Schmid Landau;" (cans) “ Chic Brand Fancy Tomato Puree

Hensgen-Peters Smith Co., Distributors, St. Louis." The remainder of the article was unlabeled.

It was alleged in the libels that the article was adulterated in that it consisted wholly or partly of a filthy, decomposed, or putrid vegetable substance.

On January 7, 1931, the Crampton Canneries (Inc.), Celina, Ohio, having appeared as claimant for the property and having tendered bonds totaling $2,550, decrees were entered approving the said bonds and ordering that the product be delivered to the Louis Maull Co., St. Louis, Mo., on behalf of the claimant, upon payment of costs and that the cans found to be swelled or unfit for consumption be destroyed. It was further ordered by the court that the portion of the product found fit for consumption be sterilized, and that it should not be disposed of until examined by a representative of this department.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

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18012. Adulteration of Greek string figs. U. S. v. 500 Cases of Greek String

Figs. Default decree of condemnation, forfeiture, and destruc

tion. (F. & D. No. 25318. 1. S. No. 4975. S. No. 3585.) Samples of Greek string figs from the herein-described shipment having been found to be insect-infested and moldy, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the District of Massa. chusetts.

On November 12, 1930, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of 500 cases of Greek string figs, remaining in the original unbroken packages at Boston, Mass., alleging that the article had been shipped by the George Segal Co., from New York, N. Y., on or about October 2, 1930, and had been transported from the State of New York into the State of Massachusetts, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act. The article was labeled in part: “S & S Athena Brand New York

Produce of Greece Selected String Figs packed and shipped by Seideman & Seideman."

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

On February 26, 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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18013. Adulteration of chestnuts. U. S. v. 5 Barrels of Chestnuts. Default

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

25436. I. S. No. 4948. S. No. 3704.) Samples of chestnuts from the herein-described shipment having been found to be moldy, rotten, and wormy, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

On December 3, 1930, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of five barrels of chestnuts, remaining in the original unbroken packages at Boston, Mass., alleging that the article had been shipped by the Brown & Seccomb Fruit Auction Co. (Inc.), from New York, N. Y., on or about

November 19, 1930, and had been transported from the State of New York into the State of Massachusetts, 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 whole or in part of a filthy, decomposed, or putrid vegetable substance.

On February 26, 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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18014. Misbranding of cottonseed meal. U. S. v. 160 Sacks, et al., of Cotton

seed Meal. Consent decree of condemnation and forfeiture. Product released under hond. (F. & D. Nos. 25434, 25435. I. S. Nos.

9630, 9675. S. Nos. 3695, 3696.) Samples of cottonseed meal from the herein-described shipments having been found to contain less protein than declared on the labels, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Northern District of New York.

On December 5, 1930, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of 460 sacks of cottonseed meal, remaining in the original unbroken packages in part at Sidney, N. Y., and in part at Locke, N. Y., alleging that the article had been shipped by the International Vegetable Oil Co., Augusta, Ga., in two consignments, on or about September 11 and September 15, 1930, respectively, and had been transported from the State of Georgia into the State of New York, and charging misbranding in violation of the food and drugs act. The article was labeled in part: "Choice Prime Dixie Brand Cotton Seed Meal

Guaranteed Analysis, Min. Protein 41.12 Percent Guaranteed by Humphreys Godwin Co. Memphis, Tenn." A portion of the article bore the further statement, “41 Percent Protein."

It was alleged in substance in the libel that the article was misbranded in that it was deficient in protein and the statements on the labels regarding the amount of protein contained in the said article were false and misleading.

On December 30, 1930, thé Ames-Burns Co. (Inc.), Jamestown, N. Y., having appeared as claimant for the property 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 relabeled under the supervision of this department.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture. 18015. Adulteration of canned pimientos. U. S. v. 20 Cases of Pimientos

in Glass. Default decree of destruction entered. (F. & D. No.

25424. I. S. No. 15529. S. No. 3697.) Samples of canned pimientos from the herein-described shipment having been found to be underprocessed and decomposed, the Secretary of Agriculture re ported the matter to the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

On December 1, 1930, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of 20 cases of pimientos in glass, remaining in the original unbroken packages at Brooklyn, N. Y., alleging that the article had been shipped by the Pomona Products Co., from Griffin, Ga., on or about September 18, 1930, and had been transported from the State of Georgia into the State of New York, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act. The article was labeled in part: “Stanley Brand Pimientos

C. Borghardt Inc., Distributors, Brooklyn, N. Y."

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

On December 29, 1930, no claimant having appeared for the property, judgment was entered ordering that the product be destroyed by the United States marshal.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

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18016. Adulteration of walnut meats. U. S. v. 200 Boxes of Walnut Meats.

Product ordered released under bond. (F. & D. No. 25526. I. S.

No. 2091. S. No. 3736.) Examination of walnut meats from the herein-described shipment having shown that wormy, moldy, and rancid nuts were present in the article, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Southern District of California.

On December 19, 1930, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of 200 boxes of walnut meats, remaining in the original unbroken packages at Los Angeles, Calif., alleging that the article had been shipped from Seattle, Wash., on or about December 13, 1930, and had been transported from the State of Washington into the State of California, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act. The article was labeled in part: "Mayer's Brand California Shelled Walnuts.”

It was alleged in the libel that the article was adulterated in that it consisted partly of a filthy, decomposed, or putrid vegetable substance.

On December 24, 1930, Leon Mayer, Los Angeles, Calif., claimant, having admitted the material allegations of the libel and having filed cost bond in the sum of $250 and release bond in the sum of $2,000, a decree was entered ordering that the product be released to the said claimant to be reconditioned under the supervision of this department.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18017. Adulteration of butter. U. S. v. 10 Tubs of Butter. Consent decree

of condemnation. Product released under bond. (F. & D. No.

25446. I. S. No. 8831. S. No. 3561.) Samples of butter from the herein-described shipment having been found to contain less than the legal requirement of milk fat, namely, less than 80 per cent of milk fat, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Western District of New York,

On October 30, 1930, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of 10 tubs of butter at Buffalo, N. Y., consigned by the Land O'Lakes Creameries (Inc.), Duluth, Minn., alleging that the article had been shipped from Duluth, Minn., October 23, 1930, and had been transported from the State of Minnesota into the State of New York, and charging adulteration in violation of the food and drugs act.

It was alleged in the libel that the article was adulterated in that a product containing less than 80 per cent of milk fat had been substituted for butter.

On October 31, 1930, the Land O’Lakes Creameries (Inc.), Duluth, Minn., having appeared as claimant for the property and having consented to the entry of a decree, judgment of condemnation was entered and it was ordered by the court that the product be released to the said claimant to be reworked and reconditioned under the supervision of this department, upon payment of costs and the execution of a bond in the sum of $480, conditioned in part that it should not be sold or otherwise disposed of contrary to the law.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture. 18018. Adulteration of dressed poultry. U. S. v. 27 Barrels and 1 Box of

Poultry. Consent decree of condemnation and forfeiture.
Product released under bond. (F. & D. No. 25631. I. S. No. 25361, S.

No. 3920.) Examination of the herein-described shipment having shown the presence therein of tuberculous, emaciated, and otherwise diseased or unfit poultry, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

On or about January 7, 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 27 barrels and 1 box of poultry at Chicago, I., alleging that the article had been shipped by the Fairmont Packing Co., from Fairmont, Minn., December 24, 1930, 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 emaciated and insufficiently bled birds, and birds with generalized tuberculosis, peritonitis, and hepatitis; in that it consisted in part of a decomposed animal substance; and in that it was the product of a diseased animal.

On February 26, 1931, the Fairmont Packing Co., Fairmont, Minn., 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 to be reselected under the supervision of this department, upon payment of costs and the execution of a bond in the sum of $500, conditioned in part that it should not be sold or otherwise disposed of contrary to the law.

Arthur M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18019. Misbranding of Barker's Special poultry powder. U. S. v. 16 Bags

of Barker's Special Poultry Powder. Decree of condemnation and forfeiture. Product released under bond. (F. & D. No. 25477. I. S.

Nos. 18555, 18559. S. No. 3714.) Samples of Barker's Special poultry powder from the herein-described shipments having been found to contain less protein and fat and more crude fiber than declared on the label, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the District of Maryland.

On December 11, 1930, the United States attorney filed in the District Court of the United States for the district aforesaid a libel praying seizure and condemnation of 16 bags of the said Barker's Special poultry powder, remaining in the original unbroken packages at Fowling Creek, Md., alleging that the article had been shipped by Barker, Moore & Mein Co., from Philadelphia, Pa., in part on or about September 17, 1930, and in part on or about October 20, 1930, and had been transported from the State of Pennsylvania into the State of Maryland, and charging misbranding in violation of the food and drugs act. The article was labeled in part: “ Crude Protein Mini. 19.50%, Crude Fat Mini., 7% Crude Fibre Max. 9.50%."

It was alleged in the libel that the article was misbranded in that the statements on the label, “Crude Protein Mini. 19.50% Crude Fat Mini. 7% Crude Fibre Max. 9.50%,” were false and misleading and deceived and misled the purchaser when applied to an article containing a less amount of protein and fat and more crude fiber than declared.

On January 30, 1931, Barker, Moore & Mein Co., Philadelphia, Pa., having appeared as claimant for the property, 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 $200, conditioned in part that it should not be sold or disposed of until relabeled so as to conform to the requirements of the Federal food and drugs act.

ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture.

18020. Adulteration and misbranding of canned frozen eggs. U. S. v. 399

Cans of Frozen Eggs. Decree of condemnation and forfeiture.
Product released under bond. (F. & D. No. 25769. I. S. No. 9169.

S. No. 4010.) Samples of canned frozen eggs from the herein-described shipment having been found to be decomposed and to contain added sugar, the Secretary of Agriculture reported the matter to the United States attorney for the District of Maryland.

On January 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 399 cans of frozen eggs, remaining in the original unbroken packages at Baltimore, Md., alleging that the article had been shipped by the Land O’Lakes Creameries (Inc.), from Peoria, Ill., on or about June 24, 1930, and had been transported from the State of Illinois into the State of Maryland, and charging adulteration and misbranding in violation of the food and drugs act. The article was labeled in part: “Land O’Lakes Frozen Eggs Land O’Lakes Creameries, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.

Whole Eggs. It was alleged in the libel that the article was adulterated in that it consisted in part of a filthy, decomposed, or putrid animal substance. Adulteration was alleged for the further reason that a substance, sugar, had been mixed and packed therewith so as to reduce, lower, or injuriously affect its quality or strength, and had been substituted in part for the said article.

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