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Petition to establish a maximum limit of opiate alkaloid contamination of poppy seeds

Submitted by CSPI on behalf of injured parties

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Consumption of opiate alkaloid contaminated poppy seeds poses a substantial public health threat that has been overlooked as a component of the larger opioid epidemic. In this petition, we request that the Commissioner of Food and Drugs issue regulations and guidance establishing a maximum limit of opiate alkaloid contamination of poppy seeds, as well as issue an import alert and take other necessary actions to ensure the safety of imported poppy seeds.