Sulfured Cherries Grades and Standards

Grades of Sulfured Cherries

  1. U.S. Grades A or U. S. Fancy is the quality of sulfured cherries that are clean; that possess a good color; that are practically free from defects; that possess a good character; and that score not less than 85 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.

  2. U.S. Grade B or U. S. Choice is the quality of sulfured cherries that are clean; that possess a reasonably good color; that are reasonably free from defects; that possess a reasonably good character; and that score not less than 70 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.

  3. U.S. Grade D or Seconds is the quality of sulfured cherries that are clean, but for other reasons fail to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade B or U.S. Choice.

  4. U.S. Combination grade is the quality of sulfured cherries that are clean; and that with respect to color, absence of defects, and character meets the following requirements:

1) Not less than 90 percent, by weight, of all the cherries, possess at least a reasonably good color and a reasonably good character and are free from misshapen cherries, cherries seriously damaged by mechanical injury, and seriously blemished cherries; and

2) Unless otherwise specified, at least 50 percent, by weight, of all the cherries, possess a good color and a good character; and are free from blemished cherries or seriously blemished cherries, misshapen cherries, and cherries damaged by mechanical injury or cherries seriously damaged by mechanical injury.

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