Grades of Apple Butter
- Color Standard for Canned Apple Butter is available for purchase. See How to Purchase Color Standards for more details.
- Inspection Aid 104 - USDA Defect Grading Plate for Tomato Catsup and Apple Butter is available for purchase. See How to Purchase Inspection Aids for more details.
Detailed standards, Inspection Instructions & Other Resources:
- U.S. Grade Standards for Apple Butter (pdf)
- Inspection Instructions for Apple Butter (pdf)
- Foreign Material Manual (pdf)
- Instructions for Use and Care of the Visual Color Standards for Canned Apple Butter, August 2002 Edition (pdf)
- FDA Food Defect Action Levels
- A-457 Determining Compliance with Requirements for Soluble Solids Content, April 1975
- 21 CFR 150.110, Federal Food and Drug Definitions and Standards of Identity for Fruit Butters
- FV 364-2 Score Sheet for Apple Butter