U.S. Grade Standards for fruits are voluntary and provide the fruit, vegetable and specialty crop industry with a uniform language for describing the quality and condition of commodities in the marketplace. For more information on U.S. Standards and the development and revision process see the Fact Sheet titled U.S. GRADE STANDARDS for Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, and Other Specialty Products (pdf).
The PDF publications provided within this section supersede any previously issued publications.
Many U.S. Grade Standards are supplemented by Inspection Instructions. These instructions discuss special grading situations, expand on descriptions of quality requirements, outline grading procedures, and cover other related topics.
Special photo guides, models, color standards, and other visual interpretative guides are available for reference to specific U.S. Grade Standards. More information about visual aids >
|Canned Dried Prune Grades and Standards|
|Canned Freestone Peaches Grades and Standards|
|Canned Fruit Cocktail Grades and Standards|
|Canned Fruit for Salads Grades and Standards|
|Canned Fruit Jelly Grades and Standards|
|Canned Fruit Preserves (Jams) Grades and Standards|
|Canned Grape Juice Grades and Standards|
|Canned Grapefruit and Orange for Salads|
|Canned Grapefruit and Orange Juice|
|Canned Grapefruit Grades and Standards|