According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) media release, officers in Philadelphia seized over 1,560 packages of HiPP brand infant formula for Germany because the product was mislabeled and not authorized for sale in the United States.
FDA inspectors also said the mislabeled products violated 21 USC 331 and 19 USC 1595 governing the importation of mislabeled or misbranded consumer goods.
CBP used this seizure as a warning to consumers about making internet purchases online and to ask consumers to ensure “online purchases comply with both state and federal government import regulations to ensure that those goods are safe and meet U.S. health code requirements”.
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