TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 52--PROCESSED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, PROCESSED PRODUCTS THEREOF, AND CERTAIN OTHER PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS \1\--Table of Contents Subpart--United States Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins \1 Sec. 52.1852 Grades of raisins with seeds--except layer or cluster. (a) ``U.S. Grade A'' is the quality of Raisins with Seeds that have similar varietal characteristics; that have a good typical color with not more than 10 percent, by weight, that may be dark reddish-brown berries; that have a good characteristic flavor; that show development characteristics of raisins prepared from well-matured grapes; with not less than 80 percent, by weight, of raisins that are well-matured or reasonably well-matured; that contain not more than 18 percent, by weight, of moisture, except that any seeded raisins may contain not more than 19 percent, by weight, of moisture; and meet the additional requirements as outlined in Table II of this subpart. (b) ``U.S. Grade B'' is the quality of Raisins with Seeds that have similar varietal characteristics; that have a reasonably good typical color with not more than 15 percent, by weight, that may be dark reddish-brown berries; that have a good characteristic flavor; that show development characteristics of raisins prepared from reasonably well- matured grapes; with not less than 70 percent, by weight, of raisins that are well-matured or reasonably well matured; that contain not more than 18 percent, by weight, of moisture, except that any seeded raisins may contain not more than 19 percent, by weight, of moisture; and meet the additional requirements as outlined in Table II of this subpart. (c) ``U.S. Grade C'' is the quality of Raisins with Seeds that have similar varietal characteristics; that have a fairly good typical color with not more than 20 percent, by weight, that may be dark reddish-brown berries; that have a fairly good flavor; that show development characteristics of raisins prepared from fairly well-matured grapes; that contain not more than 18 percent, by weight, of moisture, except that any seeded raisins may contain not more than 19 percent, by weight, of moisture; and meet the additional requirements as outlined in Table II of this subpart. (d) ``Substandard'' is the quality of Raisins with Seeds that fail to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C. [[Page 576]] Table II--Allowances for Defects in Raisins With Seeds--Except Layer or Cluster ------------------------------------------------------------------------ U.S. Grade U.S. Grade U.S. Grade Defects A B C ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Maximum count (per 32 ounces) -------------- Pieces of stem................... 7 2 3 -------------- Maximum count (per 16 ounces) -------------- Capstems in other than 10 15 20 uncapstemmed types.............. Seeds in seeded types............ 12 15 20 Loose capstems in uncapstemmed 20 20 20 types........................... -------------- Maximum (percent by weight) -------------- Sugared.......................... 5 10 15 Discolored, damaged, or moldy.... 5 7 9 Provided these limits are not exceeded: Damaged........................ 3 4 5 Moldy............................ 2 3 4 -------------- Substandard development and 2 5 8 undeveloped..................... -------------- Appearance or edibility of product ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Slightly discolored or damaged by May not be affected... May not be more than May not be more than fermentation or any other defect not slightly affected. materially affected. described above. Grit, sand, or silt......................... None of any consequence may be present Not more than a trace may that affects the appearance or be present that affects edibility of the product. the appearance or edibility of the product. ---------------------------------------------





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