Sugarcane Molasses Grades & Standards

  1. U.S. Grade A (or U.S. Fancy) is the quality of sugarcane molasses that possesses a good flavor; that meets the requirements for Brix, sugar, ash, and sulfites as outlined in Table I of this subpart; that possesses a good color; that is practically free from defects; and that scores not less than 90 points when rated in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.

  2. U.S. Grade B (or U.S. Choice) is the quality of sugarcane molasses that possesses a reasonably good flavor; that meets the requirements for Brix, sugar, ash, and sulfites as outlined in Table I of this subpart; that possesses a reasonably good color; that is reasonably free from defects; and that scores not less than 80 points when rated in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.

  3. U.S. Grade C (or U.S. Standard) is the quality of sugarcane molasses that possesses a fairly good flavor; that meets the requirements for Brix, sugar, ash, and sulfites as outlined in Table I of this subpart; that possesses a fairly good color; that is fairly free from defects; and that scores not less than 70 points when rated in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart. 

  4. Substandard is the quality of sugarcane molasses that fails to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C.

Color Standards

The sugarcane molasses color standards, comparator box, square bottles, and sample containers, Part No. 423404 Price: $130.00, are distributed to PPB area offices from the PPB National office and are commercially available from:
 
X-Rite Incorporated, Munsell Color Services
4300 44th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Telephone: (877) 888-1720, 
Fax: (616) 803-2076, (800)-248-9748

Detailed standards, Inspection Instructions & Other Resources: