Pimientos

Canned Pimientos Grades and Standards

Grades of Canned Pimientos

  1. U.S. Grade A (or U.S. Fancy) is the quality of canned pimientos that possess similar varietal characteristics; possess a normal flavor; and for the applicable type and style:
    • Possess a good color;
    • Are practically uniform or fairly uniform in size and shape for the applicable styles;
    • Are practically free from defects;
    • Possess a good character; and
    • Score not less than 90 points as outlined in this subpart.
  2. U.S. Grade C (or U.S.