Parsley Grades and Standards

Grades of Parsley

  1. U.S. No. 1 consists of parsley of similar varietal characteristics and of good green color; which is free from decay, and from damage caused by seedstems, yellow or discolored leaves, wilting, freezing, dirt, or other foreign material, disease, insects, or mechanical or other means.
a. Tolerances. In order to allow for variations incident to proper grading and handling, not more than 5 percent, by count, of the parsley in any lot may be below the requirements of this grade, including therein not more than one-half of 1 percent for parsley which is affected by decay.

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