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USDA AMS Dairy Grade Standards  
Dairy product grade standards are official descriptions that measure quality based on attributes important to the consumer, such as taste, texture, or appearance. They provide a uniform “language of the trade” and serve as an industry guide for marketing dairy products. The Dairy Grading Branch uses these standards in official grading, and graded products meeting these standards are eligible to bear official grade shields.

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  Last Modified Date: 12/04/2013