Carrots for Processing Grades and Standards

  1. U.S. No. 1 consists of carrots which meet the following requirements:
a. Basic requirements:
1. Similar varietal characteristics;
2. Firm;
3. Fairly well colored;
4. Fairly well formed;
5. Fairly smooth; and,
6. Not woody.
b. Free from: Unusable material.
c. Free from damage by:
1. Soft rot;
2. Growth cracks;
3. Sunburn;
4. Green core;
5. Pithy core;
6. Watercore;
7. Internal discoloration;
8. Oil spray;
9. Freezing;
10. Dry rot;
11. Other disease;
12. Insects; and,
13. Mechanical or other means.
d. Free from serious damage by: Soft rot. 
  1. U.S. No. 2 consists of carrots which meet the following requirements:

a. Basic requirements:
1. Similar varietal characteristics;
2. Firm;
3. Fairly well colored;
4. Not badly misshapen;
5. Not excessively rough; and,
6. Not woody.
b. Free from: Unusable material.
c. Free from damage by: Soft rot.
d. Free from serious damage by:
1. Soft rot; and,
2. Any other cause.
e. For crowning and topping requirements see §51.4142.
f. For size requirements see §51.4143.
g. For tolerances see §51.4144. 

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