Canned Hominy Grades and Standards

Grades of Canned Hominy

  1. U.S. Grade A (or U.S. Fancy) is the quality of canned hominy that possesses similar varietal characteristics; that possesses a normal flavor; that possesses a good color; that is practically free from defects; that possesses a good character; that with respect to Style I Whole and Style II Grits possesses a good liquor; 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 85 points: Provided, that Style I may be fairly free from defects with respect to crushed or broken kernels and Style I and Style II may possess a fairly good liquor, if the total score is not less than 85 points.

  2. U.S. Grade C (or U.S. Standard) is the quality of canned hominy that possesses similar varietal characteristics; that possesses a normal flavor; that possesses a fairly good color; that is fairly free from defects; that possesses a fairly good character; that with respect to Style I and Style II possesses a fairly good liquor; and that scores not less than 70 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.

  3. Substandard is the quality of canned hominy that fails to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C.

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