Frozen Pineapple Grades and Standards

Grades of Frozen Pineapple 

  1. U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy is the quality of whole slices, crushed, tidbits, or chunks that possess a practically uniform, bright, characteristic yellow color in the applicable style; are practically uniform in size and symmetry in the applicable style; are practically free from defects in the applicable style; possess a good character in the applicable style; possess a normal flavor and odor; and score not less than 90 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart..
  2. U.S. Grade B or U.S. Choice is the quality of whole slices, crushed, tidbits, or chunks that possess a reasonably uniform, good, characteristic yellow color in the applicable style; are reasonably uniform in size and symmetry in the applicable style; are reasonably free from defects in the applicable style; possess a reasonably uniform, reasonably good character in the applicable style; possess a normal flavor and odor; and score not less than 80 points when scored in accordance with scoring system outlined in this subpart.
  3. U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard is the quality of half slices and broken slices that are fairly uniform in size and symmetry; possess a fairly uniform, fairly good, characteristic yellow color or better color; are fairly free from defects; possess a fairly good character; possess a normal flavor and odor; and score not less than 70 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.
  4. U.S. Grade D or Substandard is (1) the quality of whole slices, crushed, tidbits, or chunks that fail to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade B or U.S. Choice; or (2) the quality of half slices or broken slices that fail to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard.
 
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