Canned fruits for salad or canned salad fruits or canned fruit salad for the purposes of this subpart is the product consisting of units of properly prepared apricots, yellow clingstone peaches, pears, pineapple, cherries, and/or grapes in the forms (or styles), and proportions as specified in table I of this subpart. The product is packed in a suitable liquid medium with or without the addition of nutritive sweetening ingredients, artificial sweetening ingredients, or other ingredients permissible under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and is processed by heat to assure preservation of the product in hermetically sealed containers.
Grades of Canned Fruit for Salads
U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy is the quality of canned fruits for salad in which each fruit ingredient possesses similar varietal characteristics; in which the fruit ingredients possess a good color, are practically uniform in count and size, are practically free from defects, possess a good character, possess a normal flavor and odor; and that score not less than 85 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.
U.S. Grade B or U.S. Choice is the quality of canned fruits for salad in which each fruit ingredient possesses similar varietal characteristics; in which the fruit ingredients possess a reasonably good color, may be irregular in count but are fairly uniform in size, are reasonably free from defects, possess a reasonably good character, possess a normal flavor and odor; and that score not less than 70 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.
Substandard is the quality of canned fruits for salad that fail to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade B.
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Detailed standards, Inspection Instructions & Other Resources:
- U.S. Grade Standards for Canned Fruits for Salad
- Certification Manual
- Condition of Container Manual
- FDA Food Defect Action Levels
- Foreign Material Manual
- General Procedures Manual
- Safety Manual
- Sampling Manual
- Sanitation Manual
- SC 364-24 Score Sheet for Canned Fruits for Salad
- Technical Procedures Manual
- U.S. Standards for Determination of Fill Weights
- U.S. Standards for Inspection by Variables