Frozen Celery Grades and Standards

  1. U.S. Grade A is the quality of frozen celery that:
a. Possesses similar varietal characteristics in all styles;
b. Has a normal flavor and odor;
c. Has a good color;
d. Is practically free from defects;
e. Has a good character; and
f. Scores not less than 90 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.  
  1. U.S. Grade B is the quality of frozen celery that:
a. Possesses similar varietal characteristics in all styles;
b. Has a normal flavor and odor;
c. Has a reasonably good color;
d. Is reasonably free from defects;
e. Has a reasonably good character; and
f. Scores not less than 80 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.
  1. Substandard is the quality of frozen celery that fails to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade B.

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