Canned Okra Grades and Standards

Grades of Canned Okra

  1. U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy is the quality of canned okra that possesses similar varietal characteristics; that possesses a normal flavor; that possesses a good color; that is practically uniform in size; that is practically free from defects; that possesses a good character; and that for those factors which are rated in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart the total score is not less than 85 points.

  2. U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard is the quality of canned okra that possesses similar varietal characteristics; that possesses a normal flavor; that possesses a fairly good color; that is fairly uniform in size; that is fairly free from defects; that possesses a fairly good character; and that for those factors which are rated in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart the total score is not less than 70 points: Provided, that the canned okra may be variable in size if the total score is not less than 70 points..

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

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