Canned Tomatoes Grades and Standards

Grades of Canned Tomatoes

  1. U.S. Grade A is the quality of canned tomatoes that meets the applicable requirements of Tables I, II, III, IV, and V of §52.5170, and scores not less than 90 points. 
  2. U.S. Grade B is the quality of canned tomatoes that meets the applicable requirements of Tables I, II, III, IV, and V of §52.5170, and scores not less than 80 points. 
  3. U.S. Grade C is the quality of canned tomatoes that meets the applicable requirements of Tables I, II, III, IV, and V of §52.5170, and scores not less than 70 points.
  4. Substandard is the quality of canned tomatoes that fails the requirements for U.S. Grade C.

Color Standards

Color Standards for Tomato Products.

Detailed standards, Inspection Instructions & Other Resources: