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(d) All products required by this part to be inspected, which arrive in the United States by water at a port where no division inspector is stationed and which are consigned to any place where a division inspector is stationed, shall be inspected at destination.

(e) All products required by this part to be inspected, which arrive in large quantities in the United States by water at a port where no division inspector is stationed and which are consigned to any place where no division inspector is stationed, shall be inspected at such place as the Chief of the Meat Inspection Division, Washington, D. C., on application of the consignee or his agent, or upon the request of the customs officer at the port of arrival, shall direct.

(f) All products required by this part to be inspected, which arrive in small quantities (less than carload lots) in the United States by water at a port where no division inspector is stationed and which are consigned to any place where no division inspector is stationed, shall be shipped in customs custody under seal to the nearest point where an inspector of the division is stationed for inspection at that point.

(g) All products required by this part to be inspected, which arrive in the United States otherwise than by water and which are consigned to any place where a division inspector is stationed, shall be inspected at destination.

(h) All products required by this part to be inspected, which arrive in carload lots in the United States otherwise than by water, and which are consigned to any place where no division inspector is stationed, shall proceed to destination in customs custody under seal for inspection at destination. In such cases the inspector of the division or the customs officer at the border port shall immediately telegraph the Chief of the Meat Inspection Division, Washington, D. C., all facts in connection with the shipment. Upon receipt of such telegraphic information the chief of division shall detail an inspector to the point where products are destined to make the required inspection.

(i) All products required by this section to be inspected and which arrive in less than carload lots in the United States otherwise than by water at a border port where an inspector of the division is stationed, and which are consigned to any place where no division inspector is sta

tioned, shall be inspected by the inspector of the division at the border port.

(j) All products required by this part to be inspected and which arrive in less than carload lots in the United States otherwise than by water at a border port where no inspector of the division is stationed, and which are consigned to any place where no division inspector is stationed, shall proceed in customs custody under seal to the nearest point where an inspector is stationed for inspection at that point.

(k) No product required by this part to be inspected shall be moved, prior to inspection, from the port of first arrival in the United States, or, if arriving by water, from the wharf where unloaded, unless the same is conveyed in cars, wagons, or other vehicles, sealed, or in packages corded and sealed, in compliance with $ 277.9.

(1) Foreign chilled fresh meat shall be inspected in the same manner as domestic chilled fresh meat.

(m) A 10 percent sample inspection shall be made of each consignment of foreign frozen fresh meat, and if a considerable portion of the samples examined are found to be in an inacceptable condition then a 100 percent inspection of the consignment, including defrosting if necessary, shall be made.

(n) Foreign canned products are required to be sound, healthful, wholesome, and otherwise fit for human food at the time they are offered for importation into the United States. Therefore, consignments of such products containing more than one-fourth of 1 percent of unsound suspicious cans (leakers, swellers, short vacuums, overstuffed), or both, will not be passed for entry. The initial inspection of foreign canned products shall consist of a 5 percent sample inspection. If more than one-fourth of 1 percent of unsound or suspicious cans (leakers, swellers, short vacuums, overstuffed), or both, are found upon initial sample inspection, then an additional sample inspection of not more than 5 percent shall be made, and if the percentage of unsound or suspicious cans, or both, still exceeds one-fourth of 1 percent the matter shall be referred to the division and the product held in customs custody pending further instructions.

(0) Forms FDA 410-4 and 410-5 (superseding MI 109-FF and 109-FF (special) ] shall be issued by inspectors of the division or customs officers at border or sea

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board ports for reporting the sealing of cars, wagons, other vehicles, and packages of foreign products to division inspectors in charge at points where such product is to be inspected.

(p) Rubber stamps will be furnished upon requisition for marking customs and transportation papers to show that foreign products are passed for entry, refused entry, condemned, or are transported in customs custody to interior points in the United States for inspection.

$ 277.9 Import product; movement prior to inspection; sealing; handling; bond; facilities and assistance. (a) Cars, wagons, other vehicles, or packages in which any product is conveyed in accordance with this part, prior to inspection, from the port of first arrival in the United States, or, if arriving by water, from the wharf where unloaded, unless already sealed with customs or consular seals in accordance with the customs regulations, shall be sealed with special import-meat seals of the Department of Agriculture. Packages shall be securely corded before being offered for sealing. Such special seals shall be affixed by division inspectors, or, if there be no division inspector at such port or wharf, then by customs officers.

(b) No person shall affix, break, alter, deface, mutilate, remove, or destroy any special import-meat seal of the Department of Agriculture, except customs officers or division inspectors or as provided for in paragraph (h) of this section.

(c) No product shall be removed from any car, wagon, other vehicle, or package sealed with a special import-meat seal of the Department of Agriculture except under the supervision of a division inspector or a customs officer, or as provided for in paragraph (h) of this section.

(d) No product required by this part to be inspected shall be moved, prior to inspection, from any port, or, if arriving by water, from the wharf where first unloaded, to any place other than the place designated by, or in accordance with, this part as the place where the same shall be inspected.

(e) No product required by this part to be inspected shall be conveyed, prior to inspection, from any port, or, if arriving by water, from the wharf where first unloaded, in any manner other than in compliance with this part.

(f) No product required by this part to be inspected shall be delivered to the consignee or his agent prior to inspection, unless the consignee shall furnish a bond, in form prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, conditioned that the product shall be returned, if demanded, to the collector of the port where the same is offered for clearance through the customs.

(g) The consignee or his agent shall furnish such facilities and shall provide such assistants for handling and marking product offered for importation as division inspectors may require.

(h) In case of a wreck or similar extraordinary emergency, the special import-meat seal of the Department of Agriculture on a car, wagon, or other vehicle, may be broken by the carrier, and, if necessary, the articles may be reloaded into another car, wagon, or other vehicle for transportation to destination. In all such cases, the carrier shall immediately report the facts by telegraph to the Chief of the Meat Inspection Division, Washington, D. C. Such report shall include the following information: 1. Nature of the emergency. 2. Place where seals were broken. 3. Points of shipment and destination. 4. Identity of the conveying vehicle, such as

the initials and number of the car. 5. Identity of the vehicle into which the

articles are loaded. 6. Kind and amount of articles.

$ 277.10 Import product, equipment of conveyances used in handling to be maintained in sanitary condition. Compartments of steamships, sailing vessels, railroad cars, and other conveyances transporting any product to the United States, and all trucks, chutes, platforms, racks, tables, tools, utensils, and all other devices used in moving and handling any product offered for importation into the United States, shall be maintained in a sanitary condition.

$ 277.11 Burlap wrapping for foreign meat. The use of burlap as a wrapping for foreign meat will not be permitted unless the meat is first wrapped with a good grade of paper or cloth of a kind which will prevent contamination with lint or other foreign material.

$ 277.12 Product imported; samples; inspection of whole consignment; condemnations; exception; marking. (a) Division inspectors shall take, without cost to the United States, from each con

signment offered for importation, samples of any product which is subject to analysis, except that samples of any product offered for importation without inspection under $ 277.18 shall not be taken unless there is reason for suspecting the presence therein of a substance in violation of that section.

(b) If the inspection of samples indicates that any product offered for importation into the United States is unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit for human food, a thorough inspection of the whole consignment from which the samples were taken shall be made.

(c) Carcasses and parts of carcasses offered for importation from which such tissues as the peritoneum, pleura, body lymph glands, or the portal glands of the liver have been removed, shall be refused entry.

(d) Any product offered for importation which is found upon inspection to be unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit for human food, or to contain any dye, chemical, preservative or ingredient not permitted by Part 268 of this subchapter, or which is of a kind required by $ 277.3 (a) to be refused admission, shall be condemned and marked “U. S. inspected and condemned,” except that, upon application to the inspector, any product which is found to contain preservatives not permitted by this subchapter, but in the preparation or packing of which no substance has been used in conflict with the laws of the foreign country from which exported, and which is not found to be otherwise unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or unfit for human food, may be marked “U. S. refused entry." Any product offered for importation which is found upon inspection not to comply with this part but which is not of a kind required to be marked “U. S. inspected and condemned" shall be designated “U. S. refused entry” or designated and marked “U. S. refused entry” as directed by the inspector in charge, depending upon the inspectional findings.

(e) Any product, or the container thereof, offered for importation from any foreign country and accompanied with a foreign certificate of inspection as required by this part, which, upon inspection by division inspectors, is not found to be unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit for human food, or to contain any dye, chemical, pre

servative, or ingredient not permitted by Part 268 of this subchapter, or to violate this part in any respect shall be marked “U. S. inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture," or with an authorized abbreviation of the inspection legend, and with the official name or abbreviation of the station to which the inspector is assigned. All product so marked, in compliance with this part, shall, so far as the Department of Agriculture has jurisdiction over the same, be admitted into the United States.

$ 277.13 Receipts to importers for import meat samples. In order that importers may be assured that samples of foreign products collected for laboratory examination are to be used exclusively for that purpose, receipts shall be issued and delivered to importers, or their agents, by inspectors for all samples of foreign products collected. The receipt shall be prepared in duplicate on official stationery, over the signature of the inspector who collects the samples, and shall show the name of the importer, country of origin, amount and kind of product collected, date of collection, and that it was collected for laboratory examination. The duplicate copy of the receipt shall be retained by inspectors in charge as their office record.

$ 277.14 Foreign canned and packaged meat and meat food product, bearing trade labels; sampling and inspection. (a) Samples of foreign canned and packaged products bearing trade labels which have not been approved shall be collected and forwarded to the laboratory for examination, and the products shall be held pending receipt of the report of the laboratory findings and the results of the examination of trade labels and the marks on shipping containers.

(b) Foreign canned and packaged products bearing trade labels and other markings which have been approved and numbered shall be inspected for soundness and checked for net weight. Check samples may be collected for laboratory examination, but the products need not be held pending the report of laboratory findings.

(c) A single unopened can with all marks and labels intact shall constitute a minimum sample of canned products.

(d) A number of cans sufficient in the judgment of division inspectors to be representative of the whole consignment

shall be taken from more than one case when consignments of foreign canned products consisting of large numbers of small cans are sampled.

$ 277.15 Foreign product offered for importation; reporting of findings to customs; handling and marking of articles refused entry; marking carcasses and parts. (a) Division inspectors shall report their findings as to any product which has been inspected in accordance with this part, to the collector at the port where the same is offered for clearance through the customs, and shall request the collector to refuse admission to all product which is marked “U. S. inspected and condemned” or designated “U. S. refused entry” or designated and marked “U. S. refused entry," and to direct that the same be exported by the consignee within a specified time, unless the consignee, within such specified time, shall cause the destruction thereof for food purposes under the supervision of a division inspector. Such specified time shall be 30 days after such notice to customs officers, unless a different time be fixed by the chief of division upon application to him. If any such product be destroyed for food purposes under the supervision of a division inspector, he shall give prompt notice thereof to the collector.

(b) Upon the request of the collector, consignees shall, at their own expense, immediately return to him any product which is marked “U. S. inspected and condemned" or designated “U. S. refused entry” or designated and marked "U. S. refused entry" or which in any respect does not comply with this part. All such product shall be conveyed in cars, wagons, or other vehicles, or in corded packages, sealed with the special importmeat seal of the Department of Agriculture.

(c) No person shall remove or cause to be removed from any place designated by, or in accordance with, this subchapter as a place of inspection, any product which this subchapter requires to be marked in any way, unless the same has been clearly and legibly marked in compliance with this subchapter.

(d) The marks required by $ 277.12 (d) and (e) shall be applied by branding to carcasses and parts of carcasses offered for importation which are unwrapped or not enclosed in a container. Not less

than one brand shall be applied to each quarter of a beef carcass.

$ 277.16 Marking and labeling of product U. S. inspected and passed for importation; application of inspection legend. (a) In addition to the name of the country of origin, which shall be preceded by the words "product of," product offered for importation, whether or not enclosed in an immediate or true container, shall bear such other marks, stamps, brands, or labels as are necessary for compliance with Part 266 of this subchapter. When such marks are imprints of stamps or brands and are made with branding ink, the latter shall be harmless and of a kind to give permanency to the imprints. In case the name of the country of origin appears as part of an official stamp or brand of the national government and such name is prominently and legibly displayed, the words "product of” may be omitted from such marking.

(b) The immediate or true container of product offered for importation shall bear a label showing (1) the name of product; (2) the name of the country of origin preceded by the words "product of,” which statement shall appear immediately under the name of product; (3) the word “ingredients” followed by a list of the ingredients in case of product fabricated from two or more ingredients but not product for which definitions and standards of identity have been prescribed by this subchapter; (4) the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor, qualified by a phrase which reveals the connection that such person has with the product, no part of which statement shall be misleading; and (5) an accurate statement of the quantity of contents. The labeling required in this subparagraph for containers shall be in addition to the marking of the product under paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) (1) All outside containers of product which have been inspected and passed in compliance with this part shall be marked by the inspector, or under his supervision, “U. S. inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture,” or authorized abbreviation thereof and with the name or abbreviation of the name of the official station having jurisdiction over the inspection. As the printed matter on the ends of shipping containers of foreign canned meats makes it difficult to apply a legible mark of inspection

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with the large rectangular import-meat brand, the 24/2 inch circular rubber import-meat brand bearing an authorized abbreviation of the inspection legend and the abbreviated name of the oficial station may be used in lieu thereof for marking shipping containers of canned meats which conform to the requirements of this part.

(2) To each immediate or true container of product which has been inspected and passed in compliance with this part and which is to be removed from the outside container at a place other than an official establishment, and thereafter to be transported in interstate or foreign commerce or to an official establishment, there shall be securely afixed, under the supervision of an inspector, a sticker, approved by the chief of division, bearing an inspection legend and an identifying serial number.

(3) To each immediate or true container of product which has been inspected and passed in compliance with this part and which is removed from an outside container at an oficial establishment, a sticker bearing an inspection legend and the establishment number shall be securely affixed, before the same shall be allowed to leave the establishment.

$ 277.17 Outside .containers of foreign product; marking and labeling. (a) Outside containers in which true containers of foreign products are shipped to the United States are required to bear the true name of the product and the name of the country of origin in a prominent and legible manner.

(b) Stencils, box dies, and brands on outside containers of foreign products need not be submitted to the Washington office for approval. However, such marks shall be carefully examined by Inspectors, and if it is found that they are false or deceptive the products shall be refused entry.

(c) The marks of inspection of foreign governments embossed on metal containers or branded on carcasses or parts thereof need not be submitted for approval.

(d) All labels and marks on immediate or true containers as well as private brands on carcasses or parts of carcasses shall be submitted for approval, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section.

8 277.18 Small importations for consignee's personal use; requirements. (a)

Any product offered for importation in small quantity exclusively for the personal use of the consignee, and not for sale or distribution, which is sound, healthful, wholesome, and it for human food, and contains no dye, chemical, preservative, or ingredient not permitted by Part 268 of this subchapter, and which is not adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended, may be admitted into the United States without foreign meat-inspection certificates and without inspection and marking; but division inspectors may inspect any product offered for importation under this paragraph if there is reason for suspecting that it is unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit for food, or contains any dye, chemical, preservative, or ingredient not permitted by Part 268 of this subchapter, or is adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended.

(b) No product offered for importation under paragraph (a) of this section shall be admitted into the United States if it is unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit for human food, or if it contains any dye, chemical, preservative, or ingredient not permitted by Part 268 of this subchapter, or if it is adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended.

(c) No carrier shall transport or receive for transportation from one State or Territory or the District of Columbia to or through any other State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or to any place under the jurisdiction of the United States, any product exempted from inspection and admitted into the United States in compliance with this section unless the shipper shall make and deliver to the carrier a certificate in duplicate in the following form: 1 Date

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Name of carrier
Shipper
Point of shipment
Consignee

I hereby certify that the following-described meat or meat food products, offered for transportation in Interstate commerce, were im. ported into the United States exclusively for the personal use of the consignee, and not for sale or distribution, and are exempted from Inspection by the regulations governing

* See footnote 2, $275.6 (b).

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