Canned Spinach Grades and Standards

Grades of Canned Spinach

  1. U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy is the quality of canned spinach that has a  flavor and odor and is attractive in appearance and eating quality within the limitations set forth in this subpart as to:
    • Color,
    • Character,
    • Stem material,
    • Damage, and
    • Harmless extraneous material.
  2. U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra Standard is the quality of canned spinach that has a good flavor and odor and is reasonably attractive in appearance and eating quality within the limitations set forth in this subpart as to:

    • Color,
    • Character,
    • Stem material,
    • Damage, and
    • Harmless extraneous material.

  3. Substandard is the quality of canned spinach that fails to meet the requirements for U.S. Grade B.

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