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We repack whole dried chili peppers. We receive them in bulk and repack in smaller bags and ship to customers/retail
We want to do the filth test/extraneous material, where we want to check for any insects live or dead. I contacted our lab and they and we are trying to figure how much would the representative sample be? Because I informed them we want a certain percentage in a certain weight. But I am not really familiar with how much to send them. and I am trying to research it.
Does anyone have perhaps any FDA reference/ guide on the acceptable amount/specification of allowed insects in a certain weight?