Frozen Field Peas and Frozen Black Eye Peas Grades and Standards

  1. U.S. Grade A is the quality of frozen peas that:

a. Meets the following prerequisites:
i. Has a good appearance;
ii. Has a good flavor and odor;
iii. Is practically free from grit;
iv. Has a good character;
v. Weight of broken peas does not exceed 0.25 ounce (7.1 grams) for "White Acre" peas and does not exceed 0.5 ounce (14.2 grams) for all other types; and
b. Is within the limits for defects as classified in Table I and specified in Tables II and III.
  1. U.S. Grade B is the quality of frozen peas that:

a. Meets the following prerequisites:
i. Has a reasonably good appearance;
ii. Has a reasonably good flavor and odor;
iii. Is practically free from grit;
iv. Has a reasonably good character;
v. Weight of broken peas does not exceed 0.5 ounce (14.2 grams) for "White Acre" peas and 1 ounce (28.35 grams) for all other types; and 
b. Is within the limits for defects as classified in Table I and specified in Tables II and III.
  1. Substandard is the quality of frozen peas that fail to meet the requirements for U.S. Grade B.

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