Grades of Sweet Anise
- U.S. No. 1 consists of stalks of sweet anise which are firm, tender, well trimmed, and fairly well blanched; which are free from decay and from damage caused by growth cracks, pithy branches, wilting, freezing, seedstems, dirt, discoloration, disease, insects, or mechanical or other means. Unless otherwise specified, the minimum diameter of each bulb shall be not less than 2 inches.
a. Tolerances. In order to allow for variations incident to proper grading and handling, the following tolerances, by count, are provided as specified:
1) For defects. Ten percent for stalks in any lot which fail to meet the requirements of this grade, including therein not more than 1 percent for stalks affected by decay.
2) For size. Ten percent for stalks in any lot which fail to meet the specified minimum diameter requirement.
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