Revision of Three U.S. Grade Standards for Carrots

Docket Number: AMS-SC-19-0036
Effective Date: July 24, 2020


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is revising the U.S. Standards for Grades of Topped Carrots, U.S. Standards for Grades of Bunched Carrots, and U.S. Standards for Grades of Carrots with Short Trimmed Tops. AMS is adding more U.S. No. 1 grades to accommodate carrots of colors other than orange, orange red, and orange scarlet. The current U.S. No. 1 grades will remain unchanged. In addition, AMS is removing the Unclassified section and renumbering sections due to the additional grades.


Contact David G. Horner at the address above, by phone (540) 361-1128; fax (540) 361-1199; or, email

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