Canned Pumpkin and Canned Squash Grades and Standards

Grades of Canned Pumpkin and Canned Squash

  1. U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy is the quality of canned pumpkin or canned squash that possesses a good color; that possesses a good consistency; that possesses a good finish; that is practically free from defects; that possesses a normal flavor; and 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 pumpkin or canned squash that possesses a fairly good color; that possesses a fairly good consistency; that possesses a fairly good finish; that is fairly free from defects; that possesses a normal flavor; and 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 pumpkin or canned squash that fails to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard.

Color Standards
The color standards for Canned Pumpkin and Canned Squash are being distributed to the area offices from the PPB National Office. This inspection aid, Part No. 424434 Price: $66.75 is available to processors, buyers, and other interested parties upon request and may be purchased from:

X-Rite Incorporated
Munsell Color Services
4300 44th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Telephone: (877) 888-1720
Fax: (616) 803-2076
(800)-248-9748
www.xrite.com

Detailed standards, Inspection Instructions & Other Resources: