Pecans in the Shell Grades and Standards

Grades of Pecans in the Shell 

  1. U.S. No. 1 consists of pecans in the shell which meet the following requirements:
a. Free from loose extraneous or foreign material.
b. Shells are: (1) Fairly uniform in color; and, (2) Free from damage by any cause.
c. Kernels are: (1) Free from damage by any cause.

d. For tolerances see §51.1404. 

  1. U.S. No. 2  The requirements for this grade are the same as for U.S. No. 1 except for:
a. No requirement for uniformity of color of shells; and,
b. Increased tolerances for defects see §51.1404.

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