Canned Succotash Grades and Standards

Canned Succotash Grades & Standards

Canned succotash is composed of cream-style or whole-grain corn and lima beans or snap beans, with or without tomatoes; may be packed with the addition of water, with or without the addition of sugar or salt; and is sufficiently processed by heat to assure preservation of the product in hermetically sealed containers

Grades of Canned Succotash

  1. U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy canned succotash consists of cream-style or whole-grain sweet corn and lima or snap beans, which meet the requirements of U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy, for the respective canned or frozen commodities. If tomatoes are an ingredient, they must meet the requirements of U.S. Grade A canned tomatoes for color and absence of defects.
  2. U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra Standard canned succotash consists of cream-style or whole grained sweet corn and lima or snap beans which meet the requirements of U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra Standard for the respective canned or frozen commodities. If tomatoes are an ingredient, they must meet the requirements of U.S. grade B canned tomatoes for color and absence of defects..
  3. U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard canned succotash consists of cream-style or whole-grain sweet corn and lima or snap beans which meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard for the respective canned or frozen commodities. If tomatoes are an ingredient, they must meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C canned tomatoes for color and absence of defects.
  4. Grade D or Substandard canned succotash is succotash that fails to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard.

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