Import Alert 99-14

(Note: This import alert represents the Agency's current guidance to FDA field personnel regarding the manufacturer(s) and/or products(s) at issue. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person, and does not operate to bind FDA or the public).

Import Alert # 99-14
Published Date: 08/21/2019
Type: DWPE

Import Alert Name:

"Countrywide Detention Without Physical Examination Of Raw Agricultural Products for Pesticides"

Reason for Alert:

This import alert represents the Agency's current guidance to FDA field personnel regarding the manufacturer(s) and products at issue. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person, and does not operate to bind FDA or the public.

NOTE: The revision to this import alert, dated 11/08/2013, updates the products/product codes subject to detention without physical examination under this alert. Changes are noted and bracketed by three asterisks (***).

This alert was created to cover countrywide Detention Without Physical Examination (DWPE) of raw agricultural products due to illegal pesticide residues. Individual growers/shippers will continue to be covered by Import Alert #99-05.

Guidance:

Districts may detain without physical examination any shipment of the listed products where countrywide detention has been initiated as identified below in this alert if the shipper or grower fails to provide a valid certificate of analysis showing the product does not contain illegal residues of the cited pesticide(s).

A firm subject to countrywide detention without physical examination under this import alert may also be subject to detention without physical examination under Import Alert #99-05 for another pesticide. If the firm does not provide certification to demonstrate that the product is free from pesticide residues shown in both Import Alert #99-05 and this alert (#99-14), the product should be detained using the charge above, naming all the pesticides for which the firm is recommended for DWPE.

Individual growers or shippers can be exempted from countrywide detention without physical examination by providing substantial evidence that their product is in compliance. Exempted growers/shippers are identified in the Green List for this alert.

If a firm is listed in the Green List as exempt from countrywide detention without physical examination under this import alert, but is subject to detention without physical examination under Import Alert #99-05 for another pesticide, the procedures in Import Alert #99-05 should be followed.

***In order to remove a firm from detention without physical examination, information should be provided which enables the Agency to assess whether the firm has identified the source of the problem, and has taken the appropriate steps to correct and prevent future occurrences. FDA recommends a firm requesting removal from detention without physical examination provide the following information:

a. Documentation showing preventative action(s) taken to ensure future shipments of product will be in compliance with the U.S. FFD&CA. This should include, at a minimum:

1) A description of current processes which ensure non-permitted pesticides are not being used; and

2) Verification of the process's adequacy.

b. Documentation confirming a minimum of five (5) consecutive import entries have been released by FDA based on private laboratory analyses of shipments. Requests to remove a firm from DWPE under this alert that produces various agricultural products should include twelve (12) import entries representative of these products.

For additional guidance on removal from detention without physical examination, refer to FDAs Regulatory Procedures Manual, Chapter 9, "Detention Without Physical Examination (DWPE)."

If a firm, shipper or importer wishes to request removal from detention without physical examination, they should forward information supporting their request to FDA at the following address:

Food and Drug Administration
Division of Import Operations and Policy
12420 Parklawn Drive, ELEM-3109
Rockville, MD 20857

Or

Via email: Importalerts2@fda.hhs.gov

Requests for removal from detention without physical examination will be evaluated by DIO and CFSAN.

For questions or issues concerning import operations, contact DIO, Import Operations and Maintenance Branch at (301) 796-0356.

Other questions may be directed to CFSAN, Office of Compliance, Division of Enforcement, Food Adulteration Assessment Branch, HFS-607 at (240) 276-9200. ***

For questions or issues concerning science, science policy, sample collection, analysis, preparation, or analytical methodology, contact the Office of Regulatory Science at 301-796-6600.

Product Description:

Raw agricultural products:

***(24A - - 51) Peas (Desc: snow peas)

Problems: METHAMIDOPHOS; DICROTOPHOS; MONOCROTOPHOS; PROFENOFOS; CHLORPYRIFOS

(24A - - 82) Snow peas (Desc: snow peas)

Problems: MONOCROTOPHOS; PROFENOFOS; METHAMIDOPHOS; CHLORPYRIFOS; DICROTOPHOS

(24A - - 83) Pea Pod (Desc: snow peas)

Problems: DICROTOPHOS; METHAMIDOPHOS; PROFENOFOS; MONOCROTOPHOS; CHLORPYRIFOS

(24A - - 84) Sugar Snap Peas (Desc: snow peas)

Problems: MONOCROTOPHOS; PROFENOFOS; METHAMIDOPHOS; DICROTOPHOS; CHLORPYRIFOS

(24F - - 06) Squash (Fruit Used as Vegetable)

Problems: DIMETHOATE; METHAMIDOPHOS; MONOCROTOPHOS***

Charge:

"The article is subject to refusal of admission pursuant to Section 801(a)(3) in that it appears to ***bear or*** contain a pesticide chemical ***residue***, which ***causes the article to be adulterated within the meaning *** of section 402(a)(2)(B)*** of the FD&C Act***. Bears or contains:" [ADULTERATION, Section 402(a)(2)(B)]

OASIS charge code - PESTICIDE*** ***

Countries

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

  • (24 F - - 06) Squash, Summer (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
    Desc: Fuzzy squash
    Notes: 12/16/1988
    Problems:DIMETHOATE;METHAMIDOPHOS;MONOCROTOPHOS;
  • (24 A - - 51) Peas
    Desc: Snow peas
    Notes: 12/16/1988
    Problems:CHLORPYRIFOS;DICROTOPHOS;METHAMIDOPHOS;MONOCROTOPHOS;PROFENOFOS;
  • (24 A - - 82) Snow Peas
    Desc: Snow peas
    Notes: 12/16/1988
    Problems:CHLORPYRIFOS;DICROTOPHOS;METHAMIDOPHOS;MONOCROTOPHOS;PROFENOFOS;
  • (24 A - - 83) Pea Pod
    Desc: Snow peas
    Notes: 12/16/1988
    Problems:CHLORPYRIFOS;DICROTOPHOS;METHAMIDOPHOS;MONOCROTOPHOS;PROFENOFOS;
  • (24 A - - 84) Sugar Snap Peas
    Desc: Snow peas
    Notes: 12/16/1988
    Problems:CHLORPYRIFOS;DICROTOPHOS;METHAMIDOPHOS;MONOCROTOPHOS;PROFENOFOS;

List of firms and their products that have met the criteria for exclusion from Detention without Physical Examination (DWPE) under this Import Alert (a.k.a. Green List)


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


Angel Yi dba Produccion Agricola Universal S A
Date Published : 09/16/2009
Avenida 27 de Febrero No 513 , Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - - 51 Peas
Date Published: 09/16/2009

Notes: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 82 Snow Peas
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 83 Pea Pod
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 84 Sugar Snap Peas
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

Antonio Ramon Taveras Agroindustrial SRL
Date Published : 08/14/2019
Provincia Espaillat , Carretera Km. 4 1/2 , Espaillat, Norcentral DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - B 85 Longbeans, Raw, Fresh, Ambient
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Long Beans
Notes: 9/29/2000

24 A - C 85 Longbeans, Raw, Fresh, Refrigerated
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Long Beans
Notes: 9/29/2000

24 A - - 14 Stringbeans
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Long Beans
Notes: 9/29/2000

24 F - - 11 Chinese Eggplant, Thai Eggplant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Eggplants
Notes: 9/29/2000

Arci Comercial SRL
Date Published : 08/14/2019
Carretera Sabaneta Km. 8 , La Vega, Cibao Central DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - - 14 Stringbeans
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Stringbeans

24 F - - 01 Egg Plant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Eggplant

24 F - - 07 Pepper, Sweet (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Peppers

24 F - - 08 Pepper, Hot, N.E.C. (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Hot Pepper

24 F - - 11 Chinese Eggplant, Thai Eggplant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Eggplant

Dulce Alvarado Rojas
Date Published : 08/14/2019
Unknown Street , Sabaneta, La Vega DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - - 85 Longbeans
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Longbeans

24 F - - 01 Egg Plant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Eggplant

24 F - - 08 Pepper, Hot, N.E.C. (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Hot Peppers

24 F - - 11 Chinese Eggplant, Thai Eggplant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/14/2019

Desc: Eggplant

Exportadora Isidro S.A.
Date Published : 08/16/2019
Zona Franca Industrial De Moca , Moca, Espaillat DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 F - - 01 Egg Plant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/16/2019

Desc: Eggplant
Notes: 6/24/1997

24 F - - 08 Pepper, Hot, N.E.C. (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/16/2019

Desc: Peppers Green Chili
Notes: 7/25/2008

Exportadora Nicolas Rosario
Date Published : 09/16/2009
Calle Principal # 51 , LAS CABUYAS , La Vega, La Vega DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - - 14 Stringbeans
Date Published: 08/16/2019

Desc: Long Beans
Notes: 9/5/2006

24 A - - 51 Peas
Date Published: 02/22/2012

24 F - - 08 Pepper, Hot, N.E.C. (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/16/2019

Desc: Hot Peppers
Notes: 11/28/2000

24 F - - 11 Chinese Eggplant, Thai Eggplant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/16/2019

Desc: Chinese Eggplant
Notes: 4/5/2011

Exportadora Oba CXA
Date Published : 11/05/2013
Calle 2 #4 Villa Paraiso , Jeremias , La Vega, La Vega DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - - 51 Peas
Date Published: 11/05/2013

Desc: Peas

24 A - - 82 Snow Peas
Date Published: 11/05/2013

Desc: Peas

24 A - - 83 Pea Pod
Date Published: 11/05/2013

Desc: Peas

24 A - - 84 Sugar Snap Peas
Date Published: 11/05/2013

Desc: Peas

Exportadora Yennly C por A
Date Published : 08/16/2019
Calle San Bartolo 184-B , Jima Abajo , La Vega, DO-13 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - - 14 Stringbeans
Date Published: 08/16/2019

Desc: Long Beans
Notes: 3/28/2003

24 F - - 11 Chinese Eggplant, Thai Eggplant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/16/2019

Desc: Eggplant
Notes: 6/22/2004

Expotardora Tateyama S.A.
Date Published : 09/16/2009
Calle 7 No 1 Prolongacion , L A Colonia Calle 5 No 53 , Colonia Agricola, Jarabacoa, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - - 51 Peas
Date Published: 09/16/2009

Notes: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 82 Snow Peas
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 83 Pea Pod
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 84 Sugar Snap Peas
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 F - - 01 Egg Plant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/21/2019

Desc: Eggplant

24 F - - 06 Squash, Summer (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/21/2019

Desc: Squash

24 F - - 08 Pepper, Hot, N.E.C. (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/21/2019

Desc: Hot Pepper
Notes: 5/21/1997

24 F - - 11 Chinese Eggplant, Thai Eggplant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/21/2019

Desc: Eggplant

Fina Miches Importado Exportador
Date Published : 09/16/2009
Av HNAS Miraval 48 , Carretra Villa Mella , Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - - 51 Peas
Date Published: 09/16/2009

Notes: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 82 Snow Peas
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 83 Pea Pod
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 84 Sugar Snap Peas
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

Maximiliano Rijo Cedeno
Date Published : 09/16/2009
Presidente Vazquez No 139 , Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - - 51 Peas
Date Published: 09/16/2009

Notes: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 82 Snow Peas
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 83 Pea Pod
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

24 A - - 84 Sugar Snap Peas
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Chinese peas; peapods; snow peas; sugar peas; sugar snap peas

R & F Export Import C. por. A.
Date Published : 08/20/2019
Jeremias , Avenida Rivas # 3 , La Vega, Do-13 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - - 14 Stringbeans
Date Published: 08/20/2019

Desc: Long Beans
Notes: 7/30/2001

24 F - - 01 Egg Plant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/20/2019

Desc: Eggplant
Notes: 6/30/2005

24 F - - 08 Pepper, Hot, N.E.C. (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/20/2019

Desc: Hot Peppers
Notes: 12/22/2000

24 F - - 11 Chinese Eggplant, Thai Eggplant (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 08/20/2019

Desc: Eggplant
Notes: 6/30/2005

Rossland Agricultural Products
Date Published : 03/16/2015
Carretera Sabana Larga-Rancho Arriba, , esquina Carretera Mahoma, Banilejo , San Jose De Ocoa, DO-31 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 F - - 07 Pepper, Sweet (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 03/16/2015

Desc: Peppers (all varieties)
Notes: Exempt - 3/30/13

24 F - - 08 Pepper, Hot, N.E.C. (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 03/16/2015

Desc: Peppers (all varieties)
Notes: Exempt - 3/30/13

V&D Agropecuaria
Date Published : 09/16/2009
Autopista Duarte Km. 14, Burende , La Vega, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 A - - 83 Pea Pod
Date Published: 01/25/2012

World Agro Marketing Dominicana
Date Published : 01/12/2010
Zona Franca Especial , Duverga, Independencia DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
24 F - - 06 Squash, Summer (Fruit Used as Vegetable)
Date Published: 01/12/2010

Desc: Fuzzy squash
Notes: Exempt - 11/8/2006