Canned Field Peas and Canned Black-Eye Peas Grades and Standards

Grades of Canned Field Peas and Canned Black-Eye Peas 

  1. U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy is the quality of canned peas that possess similar varietal characteristics; that possess a normal flavor and odor; that are fairly young; that are practically free from defects; that possess at least a fairly good color; and that scores not less than 85 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.
  2. U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard is the quality of canned peas that possess similar varietal characteristics; that possess a normal flavor and odor; that possess a fairly good color; that are nearly mature; that are fairly free from defects; and that scores not less than 70 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.
  3. U.S. Grade D or Substandard is the quality of canned peas that fail to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard.

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