Canned Cream Style Corn Grades and Standards

Grades of Canned Cream Style Corn

  1. U.S. Grade A or U. S. Fancy is the quality of canned cream style corn that possesses similar varietal characteristics; that is tender; that possesses good color; that possesses a good consistency; that is practically free from defects; that possesses a very good flavor; and that for those factors which are score in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart the total score not less than 90 points: Provided, that the cream style corn may possess a good color, a reasonably good consistency, a good flavor, and may be reasonably tender, scoring not less than 26 points if the total score is not less than 90 points.
  2. U. S. Grade B or U. S. Extra Standard is the quality of canned cream style corn that possesses similar varietal characteristics; that is reasonably tender; that possesses a reasonably good color; that possesses a reasonably good consistency; that is reasonably free from defects; that possesses a good flavor; and that for those factors which are scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart the total score is not less than 80 points: Provided, that the cream style corn may possess a fairly good color, scoring not less than 7 points if the total score is not less than 80 points. 
  3. U. S. Grade C or U. S. Standard is the quality of canned cream style corn that possesses similar varietal characteristics; that is fairly tender; that possesses a fairly good color; that possesses a fairly consistency; that is fairly free from defects; that possesses a fairly good flavor; and that scores not less than 70 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.
  4. Substandard is the quality of canned cream style corn that fails to meet the requirements of U. S. Standard and may or may not meet the minimum standards of quality for canned cream style corn issued pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

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