Frozen Sweet Peppers Grades and Standards

Grades of Frozen Sweet Peppers

  1. U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy is the quality of frozen sweet peppers that possess similar varietal characteristics; that possess a normal flavor; that possess a good color; that are practically uniform in size and symmetry; that are practically free from defects; that possess a good character; and for those factors which are scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart the total score is not less than 85 points: Provided, that the frozen sweet peppers may be reasonably uniform in size and symmetry if the total score is not less than 85 points.

  2. U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra Standard is the quality of frozen sweet peppers that possess similar varietal characteristics; that possess a normal flavor; that possess a reasonably good color; that are reasonably uniform in size and symmetry; that are reasonably free from defects; that possess a reasonably good character; and for those factors which are scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart the total score is not less than 70 points: Provided, that the frozen sweet peppers may be variable in size and symmetry if the total score is not less than 70 points.

  3. Substandard is the quality of frozen sweet peppers that fail to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra Standard.

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