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U.S. Grade Standards, Grade Manuals, and Other Resources  
The U.S. Grade Standards and Grade Manuals, listed below, are in the Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). Click on the document name or date to view and print the PDF files.

 
Other resources, if available, are provided on a separate PDF page. Click on the “Yes” link to view this information.

 

 

Canned Vegetables  
U.S. Grade Standard, Effective Date
Grade Manual Effective Date
Other Resources
Asparagus, 06/20/73
No
Beans, Lima, 03/20/60
No
Beets, 08/03/98, Amended April 2003
No
Carrots, 08/03/98, Amended April 2003
No
Celery, 02/09/82
Chili Sauce, 10/20/53
Hominy, 03/10/58
No
Leafy Greens, 09/01/73
No
Mushrooms, 04/07/62
Okra, 07/08/57
No
No
Olives, Green, 09/08/67
No
Olives, Ripe, 09/13/83
10/84*and**
Onions, 11/02/57
Peas, 11/17/94
No
Pickles, 04/22/91
No
Pimientos, 10/23/67
Potatoes, White, 08/03/98, amended April 2003
No
Sauerkraut, 05/13/63
Spinach, 05/08/71
No
No
Succotash, 05/24/67
No
Sweet Potatoes, 08/23/06
07/12**
Tomatoes, 04/13/90
Tomato Catsup, 02/26/92
No
Tomato Paste, 09/19/77
No
No
Tomato Sauce, 11/17/94

Notes  

 
*Available from PPB, Western Regional Office, Fresno, CA, (559) 487-5891.
**See Other Resources for grade manual page revisions.

 

 
  Last Modified Date: 08/06/2012