Vegetables, Grades & Procurement of

Cabbage for Processing

Grades of Cabbage for Processing

  1. U.S. No. 1 consists of heads of cabbage which are firm, and well trimmed; which are free from soft rot, seedstems, and from damage caused by bursting, discoloration, freezing, disease, birds, insects, mechanical or other means. Unless otherwise specified, the weight of each head of cabbage shall be not less than 3 pounds. (See §51.4124.)
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AMS Enhances Corn Gluten Meal and Feed Pellets Weekly Average Calculation

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) plans to enhance the weighted average corn gluten meal and corn gluten feed pellet values reported on the Corn Belt Weekly Feedstuffs.  This enhancement will convert to using a simple average of all values within the reported range and cease using a mid-point value of the lowest and highest values.

Canned Pork and Beans

Canned pork and beans (canned dried white beans with pork) is the product prepared from dry mature white beans of the species Phaseolus vulgaris L., with pork or pork fat; and with a packing medium or sauce consisting of water, tomato products, and any other safe and suitable ingredients permissible under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The product is prepared by washing, soaking, blanching, cooking, or other processing. It is packed in hermetically sealed containers and sufficiently processed by heat to assure preservation.

Canned Dried Beans

Canned dried beans is the product prepared from dry mature beans or peas used for canning; but not including soybeans, sweet peas, or early peas. Any safe and suitable ingredients permissible under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act may be used. The product is prepared by washing, soaking, blanching, cooking, or other processing. It is packed in hermetically sealed containers and sufficiently processed by heat to assure preservation.

Canned Baked Beans

Canned baked beans is the product prepared from dry mature beans used for canning; but not including soybeans. Any safe and suitable ingredients permissible under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act may be used. The product is prepared by washing, soaking, and baking beans and sauce through the application of heat in a closed or open container for a period of time sufficient to provide texture, flavor, color, and consistency attributes that are typical for this product.

USDA Canned and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Purchase Program Announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced plans to purchase canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, in the forms listed below, for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food and nutrition assistance programs.  Commodity Specifications for Canned Fruits, Frozen Fruits, Canned Vegetables, and Frozen Vegetables will be available at time of solicitation issuance.
 
The initial solicitation will be issued for deliveries October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017.

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